KIWASCO was established through the reforms that took place in the water sector nationally and based on the decision to privatise essential services. The Company was established in July 2003 as an independent company after the transformation of the water and sewerage department of the Kisumu Municipal Council. The core objective of KIWASCO is to make the water and sewerage services provision a commercial activity that generates sufficient revenue to sustain operations.
The company has the mandate of providing cost effective and affordable quality water and sanitation services to the residents of Kisumu County. In discharging the mandate the company is expected to undertake the following responsibilities:
KIWASCO has worked with many partners and donors on various projects since its inception. Some of the major projects done are;