List of Nairobi Areas To Go Without Water

The temporary shortage comes ahead of a looming increase in water prices

List of Nairobi Areas To Go Without Water
An image of a water tap. /PIXABAY

Nairobi residents will be hit with a shortage of water supply starting Thursday, July 14 from 6.00 am all the way to midnight.

This is according to the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) which explained that the temporary shutdown will be for purposes of a temporary shutdown of the Ngethu Water Treatment Plant.

This will also allow for maintenance works to be carried out on the plant, as well as on Ngethu Gigiri transmission mains.

Due to the works, among the areas set to be affected include the whole of the City Centre, which houses the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD).

An image of the Nairobi CBD. /FILE

The disruption is set to affect a lot of premises in the city that rely on the basic commodity for their daily operations.

Other areas set to be affected by the water shortage include areas along Mombasa Road, the University of Nairobi (UoN) main campus, Coca Cola Factory, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, EPZ-Athi River and the whole of Industrial Area.

Some areas east of Nairobi CBD will also not be spared by the temporary shut down of water supply and include residents living along Juja road, Outer-ring road, Kangundo road, Thika road, Limuru road, Naivasha road and Kikuyu road.

Nairobi Water also mentioned areas such as along James Gichuru and Langata roads as well as Waiyaki Way and amongst residents of Riverside, Westlands, Lavington, Kileleshwa and Kilimani.

"We urge those in the affected areas to use water sparingly during the period of interruption," said NCWSC Managing Director Nahason Muguna in a statement on Wednesday, July 13.

Nairobi Water Prices To Go Up

The temporary shortage comes ahead of a looming increase in water prices following NCWSC's proposal to the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) seeking to raise the cost of water and sewerage services as part of an effort to fulfil its full potential to improve task delivery services.

The company highlighted that the current tax for the domestic/residential should be increased from Ksh34 per Cubic Meter to Ksh45 per Cubic Meter, for the consumption block between zero to six (0-6) cubic meters.

Water for domestic use will now cost Ksh80 per cubic meter up from Ksh70 per cubic meter after tax was raised from the current maximum of 60 cubic meters and above to 300 cubic meters.

Commercial, industrial and government institutions' taxes are set to be adjusted from the current Ksh34 per cubic meter to Ksh67 per cubic meter, for consumption blocks between 1-50 cubic meters and those above to start from 300 cubic meters, cost to be Ksh80 per cubic meter.

Nairobi Water offices. /FILE

The recommended tariff for Schools, Universities, and Tertiary Institutions in the consumption block between 0-600 cubic meters is set to raise from Ksh48 per cubic meter to Ksh50.

Multi-dwelling units, as well as gated communities, will have their tariffs increased from the current Ksh53 to Ksh67 per cubic meter.

The bulk water supply tariff will increase to Ksh32 from the present Ksh30, while water kiosks will be charged Ksh22 from the current Ksh20, all per cubic meter.