Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company has called for concerted efforts from relevant stakeholders in addressing the water hyacinth menace which has paralyzed businesses in the region.
Addressing the press at Dunga Treatment plant in Kisumu today, KIWASCO Managing Director David Onyango said the company is currently receiving much contaminated water from the lake characterized by rotten weeds.
“The weed is in its old age characterized by rotting and sinking which causes water in the Lake to have a characteristic smell and color,” Onyango said.
“We have occasional shutdowns of the plant due to poor quality of raw water thus, the total amount of water produced per day reduced by 50 percent,” he added.
He said that the company is now forced to incur extra costs in production of water increase by 30 percent.