When constructing a house, one of the major factors that you should consider is water source and how water will be connected into your building. Not to forget the sewerage system. Therefore, water is installation should always be part of your burger from the word go. Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has strict terms and guidelines for anyone planning to connect water and sewer line in their buildings. NCWS charges are usually not fixed but dependent of the type of building either under construction or in which water is being installed. For instance, in this article, I'll share with you how much residential landlords in Nairobi pay to connect water and sewer lines to their rental buildings.
To begin with, the application fee paid for for water installation vary with the number of houses or rather residential units in the building. Buildings with 1 to 19 residential units are required to pay Kshs 2,500 for water connection application and Kshs 7,500 application fee for sewer connection. Buildings with 20 and more residential units pay Kshs 7,500 application for water installation and another Kshs 7,500 for application for sewer connection.
During construction, landlords must always pay a construction water deposit of Kshs 50,000 regardless of the number of units under construction. Additional water usage during construction is charge as per the normal tariffs. After completion of construction, installation of taps and the sewer system, landlords must pay another water deposit of Ksh 25,000 before beginning to use the taps. These application fees and deposits are usually one time fees. After which, the landlords pay for water based on the number of units consumed by their tenants.
The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company also has guidelines on the types of pipes to be installed in different types of buildings, both for water and sewerage. And they usually do their inspection before installations begin. Applications and payments can either be done online through NCWS portal or by physically visiting their offices.
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