The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) has issued a notice informing residents of select estates in the capital city on water supply interruptions.
The water company noted that the shutdown will commence on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, from 6:00am to Thursday, February 15,2024, 6:00am.
In the notice released on Monday, February 12, Nairobi water informed customers that there will be a shutdown of the water pipeline from Gigiri Reservoir to Karura Reservoir, Outer Ring Road.
The statement noted that the shutdown is meant to allow relocation of the water pipeline to pave way for UN office construction.
“This will facilitate relocation of the water pipeline in conflict with the office construction site in the United Nation Offices at Gigiri,” read the notice in part.
As a result, water supply areas around UN Complex, Ridgeways, Muthaiga North, Balozi, Garden Estate and Windsor will be interrupted.
Water supply to Mathare North, Garden City, GSU headquarters, East Africa Breweries (EABL), Ngumba and Babadogo estates will also be affected by the shutdown.
“Whilst every effort will be made to restore the water supply after the completion of the shutdown, we request all customers in the affected areas to use their stored water sparingly during the period on the interruption,” read the announcement in part.
Also, estates along Outering Road, Huruma, Umoja 1, Dandora area 1, Donholm, Tassia, Fedha, Nyayo, Embakasai, Kware areas and parts of Pipeline Estate will also be affected.
About Nairobi Water
NCWSC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nairobi City County with the main responsibility of providing and managing water and sewerage services in Nairobi.
However, Athi Water Works Development Agency (AWWDA) is charged with the responsibility of developing key water and sewerage infrastructure.
The Company is mandated to provide clean water and sewerage services to the residents of Nairobi City County, in a financially sustainable manner and within Government regulations.
NCWSC has continued to enhance service provision by aligning itself to the Constitution of Kenya 2010; National Water Master Plan 2030 developed in 2013 by the Government of Kenya.
It identifies key multi-sectoral initiatives and projects to ensure sustainable availability and management of water and sanitation for residents.
Its operations are guided by Kenyan economic blueprint, Vision 2030’s under MTP III; Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Masterplan (NIUPLAN); the County’s Strategic Plan (2015-2025); Nairobi County Integrated Development Plan for (2018-2022); and Agenda 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals under agenda six.