Landslide stops water supply to Nairobi

Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company Ltd (NCWSC) has today shut down water production at Sasumua Dam Treatment works which supply 11.6% of water the Nairobi City County population. This has been occasioned by a massive a landslide in Karemenu River inside the Aberdare Ranges forest which has damaged the water transmission pipeline from Sasumua Dam to Nairobi. Their engineers and the maintenance staff are on the site. Currently the area is experiencing heavy rains making access very difficult as they have to walk over 10km inside the forest.

 The following areas will be affected by the shutdown:

 Areas along Waiyaki Way, Naivasha road, Kangemi, Lavington, Westlands, Parklands, M.P.Shah Hospital, Agha Khan Hospital and ILRI, Upper hill, Kilimani  Nairobi Hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital and Community.

 University of Nairobi main campus hall of residence, Upper and Lower Kabete campus, University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University Parklands law campuses.

  Estates around Kenyatta market, Kibera, Langata, Jamhuri, Ngando, Riruta/Satelite, Dagoretti Corner, Kawangware,

  Areas along Langata, Madaraka Estate, Mbagathi and Ngong roads, Karen.  Loresho, Nyari, Kitisuru, estate along Peponi Road, New Muthaiga and Thigiri ridge areas

The Company says it is mobilizing all the NCWSC tankers to give water to the affected areas. Customers are requested to book deliveries from our regional offices based at Joseph Kang’ethe and parklands plaza through 0700385126 and 0704493094 respectively.

 Meanwhile Water supply from Ng’ethu treatment works is slowly stabilizing as the rains decline leading to reduction of turbidity and clogging of Mwagu water intake on Chania River where they abstract raw water for treatment.

Customers along Outer ring Road, Parts of Mombasa road, Central Business District, Dandora, Kariobangi & Nyayo Embakasi among other estates in Eastland are receiving supply. 

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