Kiambu county government under the stewardship of Governor William Kabogo has launched a multi-million Ultra Filtration system that will clean and purify water before consumption thereby minimizing health problems associated with contaminated water.
According to Kabogo, the system is expected to pump a capacity of 25m3of water per hour thereby increasing water production quantity from 225m3 to 625m3 per day.
‘This will be of benefit to Kiambu residents in not only giving them safe water but will also increase the quantity of water from what they are used to receive. Before, water was highly rationed but with the UF system, rationing of water will be no more,’ stated the governor.
Speaking in Kiambu, Juja, Lari and Kiambaa sub-counties on Saturday evening after the machine launch, Kabogo noted that 80 percent of produced water in Kenya ends as waste revealing the county’s effort in ensuring the water was recycled for reuse.
‘We only consume 20 percent of the produced water; the rest which is mostly used in factories, homes and businesses ends as waste. Kiambu County has started recycling the waste for irrigation purposes,’ he said.