World Water Day 2017
On March 22, people around the world observe the World Water Day — a day to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater and in 2017, the theme for the day is "Wastewater".
The Board, Management and Staff of Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company join Kenyans and the world in marking this year’s celebrations. The company resonates with this year’s theme in how we conduct our operations. KIWASCO cautiously makes use of the waste water for treatment by generating manure. This manure has high content of phosphorous, nitrogen and other elements that are needed for crop production. It is organic, natural and bio-degradable in the soils vis-à-vis the other types of manure. The manure has no negative effects on human and does not affect the quality of the soil. It improves the structural quality of the soil so that the soil is able to absorb water effectively and it has the ability to convert sand soil to loam soil
The company also has the potential of using waste water for irrigation. The treated wastewater is rich in phosphorus and nitrogen elements which make it ideal for irrigation, especially in areas which experience less rainfall.
From the wastewater treatment, KIWASCO has the prospective of generating power that can be used to run the treatment plant. This is one of the activities that the company can undertake to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and prevent negative effects of climate change.
KIWASCO underscores the importance of wastewater as a valuable resource in the growing economy. Once this is utilized, we will recover waste that is environmentally friendly and this will help in managing discharge to the environment.