Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company Limited

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Do you know how water gets to your faucet and the processes that happen to ensure its quality and safety? Have you ever wondered what happens to the dirty water from your shower, bath, laundry and toilet after it goes down the drain? Well the Board of Directors in their usual tour of the plants sought to ensure that the process of service delivery to the residents of Kisumu is still at its best. It was a fascinating and educational tour of Kisat waste water treatment plant, Nyalenda ponds, Kibuye reservoir, Dunga intake and Dunga treatment plants.

Board of Directors at the Dunga Treatment Plant

Prepared for the tour, the Board members came dressed for the occasion. Eng Moses Jura, the ‘tour guide’ welcomed them with open arms and led them in every step of the way. The Board members had plenty of questions and raised concerns where necessary, just to make sure everything is working out as expected. Eng Jura had his team ready at the different plants and upon arrival, the stations in charge would take the directors through the different processes.

Getting a firsthand feel of the company operations brought about different learning points. For the new directors, it was an opportunity for them to understand what happens behind the scene to ensure water is available for sale and the processes involves in sewer treatment. On the other hand, the directors who have been in KIWASCO for sometime were able to acquaint themselves with the changes that have taken place so far in the company operations.

Directors climbing from a tank at Kisat treatment plant

The tour was however not a walk in the park and the directors had to contend with the scorching sun, long walks and even climbing up and down the tanks! In the end, their determination propelled them to achieve their goal for the day, with Kajulu treatment plant slated for the next tour. It is notable that the company has made several strides ahead and more is still in the pipeline.