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Water Shortage to Hit Nairobi Estates

  • The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has announced that a number of estates in the city are set to experience water shortage from Wednesday, February 3, 2021.   

    Through a public notice published on Monday, the company announced that it will be shutting down the water supply to allow the upgrade of the Uthiri Pumps and Dagorettti Pump Stations.  

    The shortage is expected to last for a day and end on Thursday, February 2021 at 6 in the evening. 

    Nairobi residents queuing for water.

    Nairobi residents queuing for water.

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    The water pumps, which are located in Kabete, are being upgraded to enable them to pump an additional 25 million liters of water a day. The additional water will be supplied to Karen, Riruta,  Satellite, Kawangware and Unthiru amongst other estates in Nairobi.  

    The residential areas along Naivasha road – Riruta, Kawangware, Dagoretti Corner and Ngando – will be affected during the one-day water shortage

    Ngong’ road areas to be affected include; Kilimani, City Mortuary, Kenyatta National hospital, Nairobi Hospital, Coptic Hospiital State House, Département of Defense Headquarters, Lavington, Kileleshwa, Kibera, Forces Memorial hospital, KEMRI, Golf Course Estate, Kenyatta Market, Karen and areas along Gitanga Roand among others. 

    According to Nairobi Water, Langata Estate, Makadara, KWS, Langat Barracks, St. Mary’s Hospital, Strathmore University and Wilson Airport will also be affected.  

    Wayiaki Way areas such as the University of Nairobi Main Campus residents, Parklands Campus, Westlands, Parklands, Mountain View and Kangemi will also experience the shortage.  

    The company’s managing director strongly advised their esteemed customers to use water sparingly during the scheduled interruption.   

    “Any inconvenience is highly regretted” read the notice in parts. 

    The Nairobi Metropolitan Services launched a technology application that would see the water cartels blocked from exploiting Nairobi residents.  

    Handwashing at a tap

    Handwashing at a tap

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