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 community participation in this project since conceptualization has been outstanding. They effectively played a crucial role in helping formulate the project design needs. The Sengwers, the project targeted beneficiaries has an organized community management system on their local resource base (water, land, forest and livestock). They appreciate the benefit of the water supply scheme especially on health and make informed choice of technology, service level and operation management, traits which were of critical importance during the conceptualization of the project.

The targeted project area is approximate population of 12,000 inhabitants and the project has been designed to serve a population of slightly over the 20,000 people, the expected population in the area in 2035, the design horizon for the project, when the water demand of will be expected to be 557m3/day.

Under the project, a new treatment works shall be constructed, storage tanks strategically located in vintage positions for supply of water through gravity and new pipeworks and water distribution networks installed. In addition, there Board shall also construct a number of on plot sanitation facilities to improve sanitation services in the project area, and several water kiosks along the distribution lines to increase access for those who for a reason or the other would not be able to get connected to the supply system in their homesteads.

The topography of the project area favors gravity based hydraulic flow throughout the supply system. This guarantees efficiency and lower operational costs once the project is completed.

The new upstream source, the intake, shall be located at the Kiptargon River, 18 km away from Kapcherop town to the North. The treatment will be by filtration and chlorination process, and the treated water stored in a 150m3 central clean water tank located at the treatment works.

The flow from the central storage tank shall be by gravity to the first two tanks, one a 60m3 to be located at Kipteber Primary School in Kiptaber hill, 7.6km from treatment works and the other to be located at the Kipleget in the outskirts of the Kapcherop centre. The other tanks each 10m3 shall be located at Kona 4 area, Leiwa, Kipsero, Kamakitwa and Kapkutung respectively. The treated water shall thereafter be distributed by gravity to settlement areas of Kalbul, Kipsero, Benon, Laiwa, Kamarinyei and Kiptaber.

The treatment works in the Phase I scheme had a capacity of 570m3/day to serve town population. However, the town network has pressure balancing challenges in low lying areas occasioning rationing and leakage due to bursts on old pipes which often disrupt water supply. In order to arrest this, the new project shall have a new tank installed at Moi Girls Secondary School. This will help stabilize the flows on the old network to serve some areas within the service area that have not been connected.

Additionally, the old system implemented under the WaSSIP I programme shall also be rehabilitated. One new tank shall be installed, a new line extension (200m 50mm GI pipe as augmentation works) and old bursting pipes in Kapcherop town (1680 m 50mm UPVC pipe and 20m 5Omm dia GI) will be replaced, in addition to construction of a new office block in town to accommodate the operation personnel.

Kapcherop kapsopwar water supply project
The first phase of the Kapcheorop Water Supply Scheme, the Kapcherop kapsopwar water supply project was also implemented under the WaSSIP programme, to expand and increase water and sanitation services within the towns of Kapcherop and Kapsowar towns including the adjourning areas.

The two urban centers previously had old and dilapidated supply systems that could not cope with the huge demands. Kepcherop Town was being served by an old Water Supply System which was constructed in 1991 and rehabilitated in 2001 under the El-Nino Emergency Works Programme. The Kapsowar Town on the other hand had its supply from a surface water supply system constructed in 1975, and also rehabilitated in 2001 under the El-Nino Emergency Programme.

The completed project was designed to meet the demand for water in the two towns of up to the year 2025 projected at 411m3/d.