The CS Ministry of Water & Sanitation Hon. Simon Chelugui among others when they paid a courtesy call to the Uasin Gishu County Governor H.E. Hon. Jackson Manadago

The CS Ministry of Water & Sanitation Hon. Simon Chelugui accompanied by Vihiga County Governor Hon. Wilberforce Ottichilo Ground Breaking of Kaimosi Water Supply Projec

Signing of contract Kenya Shillings 7.7 Billion contract Multibillion Keben Dam Water Supply project by the Ag. CEO. CPA. Anthony Kisaka and the representatives Guangxi Hydroelectric Construction Bureau at the Board’s headquarters in Kakamega

LVNWSB Chair of Finance and Administration Committee Director Hezron Ripko presenting to Board Chair Hon Joseph Lagat the COG award for being the 2nd runners up in the Chairman of the year

LVNWSB Ag. CEO CPA. Anthony Kisaka recieves a trophy in the Champions of Governance Awards for being the Best institution in the Water Sector in Kenya in 2017

CS Water & Sanitation visits the LVNWSB stand during the 2018 World Water Day Celebrations held at the Mwasere Girls High School, Voi Sub-County, Taita-Taveta County

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

Kakamega Water Supply System in Chepsonoi - Tindinyo

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

The Deputy President H.E. William S. Ruto presiding over the Commissioning of The Ellegerini Pipeline & Expansion of Kapsoya Treatment Works in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County.

'The Board of Directors and Management of LVNWSB in a retreat for development of various policies at The English Point Hotel in Mombasa'

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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

 This follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the KOICA Kenya Office and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources jointly with the Lake Victoria North Water Services Board (LVNWSB) on the 28th March, 2014 for the project of Improvement of Water Supply System in Sirisia and Chwele, of Bungoma County. The project is intended to improve the living conditions of the intended beneficiaries by increasing access to quality and affordable water and sanitation services in the project area.

The Sirisia Chwele Water Project which was rolled out in May this year will be implemented for a period of five years and is designed to benefit over fifty thousand residents of Bungoma County. It involves construction of a new water supply system including a water treatment plant with a capacity of 2,000m3/day, a (36km) water supply pipe work, seven (7) water kiosks, and several communal water points at select primary schools in the project’s target area.

Other components of the project include an educational centre which will be constructed at one of the selected schools and a training and exhibition center for public promotions. In order to increase awareness of safe water use and healthy hygiene and sanitation practices, the programme incorporates awareness and sensitization activities which include production and distribution of information, communication and educational materials to schools and the targeted beneficiaries, in addition to undertaking hygiene and sanitation campaigns in the project area of Bungoma County.

Similar projects implemented in many developing countries have often failed to achieve their originally intended purposes owing to challenges of management and sustainability. In order to address this, the project has been designed to be fully gravitational, all the way from the intake to the distribution networks. This means that there will be reduced cost of operation and maintenance since electricity consumption in the supply system will be bare minimum.  

Further, KOICA shall undertake capacity buildings in financial and technical skills required for the management of the water facility, for the Kenyan officials and engineers who will be involved in the implementation and operationalization of the project upon completion. This will ensure that the right technical and management skills are put in place in the management of the completed water supply system for guaranteed sustainability.

The Sirisia Chwele Water Supply Project is an indication of KOICA’s passion in addressing global development and improving the quality of life in developing countries, and will contribute immensely to the attainment of the Lake Victoria North Water Services Board’s mandate of provision of adequate, quality and affordable water and sanitation services.