NYEWASCO is in the initial stages of implementing the Upscaling Basic Sanitation for the Urban Poor (UBSUP) programme, which is a country-wide up-scaling intervention aimed at providing access to basic household sanitation in urban low income areas of Kenya. UBSUP is anchored at the Water Sector Trust Fund with technical support from GIZ and funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the German Government through the German Development Bank (KfW).
The programme is implemented by licensed Water Services Providers (WSP/utilities) and covers the entire sanitation service chain. UBSUP undertakes the scaling up of the following activities: promotion of improved toilets at household level, involvement of the private sector to provide emptying and transport services where applicable and implementation of Decentralised Treatment Facilities (DTF) to offer treatment and safe disposal of the faecal sludge. UBSUP aims to provide sustainable sanitation for at least 400,000 people. Public sentimentalization is currently ongoing in the Witemere area which aims at identification of customers who are in dire need of toilet upgrade from the common pit latrine to flush toilets that will be connected to the sewer line. This will largely improve sanitation status in the LIA and help curb diseases.
Nyeri Governor HE. Hon. Mutahi Kahiga attributes the good performance of Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company Ltd to good corporate governance. He has lauded the board of directors, senior management and the entire staff of NYEWASCO for the exemplary performance of the company for the last 11 years according to the Water Services Regulatory Board performance impact report. The evaluation is done annually. Wasreb is in the county on a utility turn around exercise and paid a courtesy call to H.E the governor. The governor has reiterated his commitment to support all the companies providing clean, safe water to the residents of Nyeri County. He also urged the companies to put more emphasis on re- afforestation and conservation of water towers as a long term solution to water shortages.
NYEWASCO is the reigning NRW champion which stands at 14% at the moment.
The chairman of the board of directors of Wasreb Hon. Joshua Irungu urged the company to maintain the admirable low levels of NRW and added that they recognize the effort put on the same. He also urged the county government as well as all residents of Nyeri county to conserve the water towers found in the county. Nyeri county is home to the Aberdares and Mt.Kenya water towers.
Speaking at the meeting, the chairman of the board of directors Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company Ltd said that his board is committed to the company’s core mandate of providing clean and waste water services efficiently to its customers. He added that the company is on course in implementing the strategic plan 2017/2021. In this regard the company has completed the first phase of OBA1 which established infrastructure for extending sewer connections to more customers. The second phase of the project is ongoing which involves physical connections of customer’s homesteads to the main sewer line. The project is at 80% to completion. Upon completion, it will increase sewer coverage by from an average of 25% to 30% adding approximately 3000 customers to the sewer network.
Did you know that you should report meter theft or vandalism to the police? Meter theft is illegal and is punishable by a court of law.
Here are 3 simple steps to take in the event that your meter is stolen or vandalized.
1. Ensure that the gate valve is tightly closed to avoid water loss.
2. Report to the nearest police station and obtain an abstract( This will aid the company in the replacement process)
3. Record a report at our offices or call the office hotline number 0734732481for assistance.
Environmental conservation begins at home. You can begin by incorporating these simple water saving tips into your daily routine.
Our attention has been drawn to individuals masquerading as NYEWASCO staff who are going round homesteads and business premises threatening our customers of a mass disconnection. We distance ourselves with such individuals and reiterate that NYEWASCO is a corruption free zone. We do not ask our customers for any money to avoid disconnection. We also do not receive cash payments for water bills. We advice our customers to use our paybill to settle their bills. Do not make any arrangements with anyone outside the office. In the event that such people approach you, kindly report the matter to the police with immediate effect. You can also Tambua our staff by using ussd code *483*60#. Always insist on proper identification from everyone who claims to be our member of staff. Please be advised.
The festive season could not be complete without visiting the Paediatric Ward at the Nyeri County Referral Hospital . The children and their mothers were thrilled to share a light moment with our staff taking their minds off their current predicament. The Nurse- Incharge of the Paediatric Ward Ms.Marete thanked Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company Ltd for their relentless effort of easing the pain of the sick children during this festive season. ‘”We would like to express our sincere gratitude to NYEWASCO for making an effort to visit us every year. Your efforts do not go un-noticed” Said Ms. Marete.
The members of staff distributed assorted gifts which included toys and diapers for the young ones, milk for their mothers among other gifts. The team then prayed for quick recovery of the children and wished them a Merry Christmas.
This was among the Corporate Social Responsibility activities that the Company participated in this year.