The LVNWSB Board of Directors and Management in a retreat for the development of the Board's 2017-2022 Strategic Plan

The CS National Treasury Hon. Henry Rotich (centre) together with PS Education Dr. Belio Kipsang (on his right) among other dignitaries during groundbreaking ceremony for the Kapkukto Community Water Supply Project in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Lake Victoria North Water Services Board has received a Shs1.7 billion funding from the Belgium Government for the implementation of Vihiga Water Supply Project in Vihiga County.

LVNWSB top management in retreat for ISO 9001:2015 certification process

MOWI CS Hon. Eugene Wamalwa in groundbreaking of Khasoko Water Supply Project borehole

LVNWSB @10. Board celebrates ten years of excellent services provision.

Kakamega Water Supply System in Chepsonoi - Tindinyo

LVNWSB Chairman in donation of water tank to one of beneficiary institutions

A Solar powered water supply - LVNWSB has adopted such energy efficient supply systems

A team from the French Embassy with the LVNWSB CEO during review mission for the Kitale Water Supply Project

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  • LVNWSB Chairman Joseph Lagat when he paid courtesy call to the Nandi County Commissioner
    LVNWSB Chairman Joseph Lagat when he paid courtesy call to the Nandi County Commissioner

    LVNWSB Chairman Joseph Lagat when he paid courtesy call to the Nandi County Commissioner

  • A water supply system for the Sengwers; The Kapcherop Water Supply Project
    A water supply system for the Sengwers; The Kapcherop Water Supply Project

    The indigenous people of Kapcherop Division


     

  • LVNWSB Chairman handing over Kabirirsang Water Project to the Nandi County government
    LVNWSB Chairman handing over Kabirirsang Water Project to the Nandi County government

    LVNWSB Chairman handing over Kabirirsang Water Project to the Nandi County government

  • Board shines in rural water supply
    Board shines in rural water supply

    It was another first for Lake Victoria North Water Services Board after being ranked the most improved Water Services Board in Kenya

  • Marathon
    Marathon

    The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Water and Irrigation Hon. Eugene Wamalwa joined the Lake Victoria North Water Services Board led by the Chairman Hon. Joseph Lagat and CEO

The high cost of electricity is one of the greatest challenges in sustainable water services provision, especially in the rural areas. A number of pumping water supply systems hardly operate continuously due to interruptions arising from power disconnections.  In order to manage this, Lake Victoria North Water Services Board has resorted to development of solar powered technology in Water Supply system for more efficiency and effectiveness.  

With financial support from the World Bank under the Water and Sanitation Improvement Programme (WaSSIP) - Drought Mitigation Component, the Board has been constructing a number of solar powered water supply systems in various locations within its coverage area. Some of the schemes recently completed under this programme include Mossoriot and Kabiemit Community Borehole Water supply in Nandi County and Kiptenden Borehole Water supply in Trans Nzoia County.

Each of the boreholes serves at least 4000 people. The projects comprise of 10m3 storage tanks fitted on a10M high tower that supply water to the standard water kiosks at the market centers, health facilities and surrounding schools within a radius of 2km. The schemes are fitted with 36, 250 Watts Solar panels that provide power.

The Solar Powered Community Boreholes were constructed with the objective of increasing access to clean and piped water to the community, schools and health facilities at a low cost.
During the handing over of the Mossoriot and Kabiemit Community Borehole Water supply in Nandi County, LVNWSB Chairman Hon. Lagat advised the residents to protect the facilities and capitalize on its proper utilization. He urged the County Government to facilitate provision of lighting and security of the facility to avoid vandalism.

He further assured the residents that the board had initiated more projects that will fully address water shortage in the region. “ It’s now a government policy that all relevant stakeholders that  deal with water resource must ensure that all schools are supplied with enough clean and piped water for smooth transaction of their services.” Hon. Lagat stated.
From these water supply systems, the communities are able to access clean and portable water at a very low rate due to the low cost of operation and maintenance.