The project is part of the Nairobi Water Master Plan to secure water supply for Nairobi City upto the year 2025. It entails construction of 11.8km underground tunnel that draws flood water from Maragua River, Gikigie River and Irati River.
The project which is being implemented by Athi Water Works Development Agency will supply an additional 140 Million litres of water to Nairobi and it's environs benefitting more than 1.2 million residents. The overall project progress is at 95% completion.
Speaking during the inspection visit, Maj. Gen. Badi said that the project will go along way to alleviate water problems for the residents of Nairobi. It is expected that the remaining 5% of works will be completed within this financial year added the DG.
Major Gen. Mohammed Badi also toured Kigoro Water Treatment Plant which is already complete and awaiting commissioning.
The project involves construction of a high level ultra-modern water treatment plant in Kigoro to treat 140 million litres of water per day from Thika Dam through the NCT1 Tunnel, for delivery to Nairobi.
He was accompanied by the AWWDA CEO Eng. Michael Thuita, MWS&I Ag. Water Resources Director Eng. Wamaitha, NCWSC MD Eng. Nahashon Muguna, among other senior officials.
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