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Kakamega County Water and Sanitation Company (KACWASCO) is a County Corporation incorporated under the Company Act (Cap 486).  Kakamega County took over provision of water and sanitation services from Lake Victoria North Water Services Board (LVNWSB) from 1st July 2016, following the separation of the joint operations of the water supplies between Kakamega and Busia Counties; in line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010, that mandates provision of water and sanitation services to County Governments.

The population served with clean, quality and enough water in Kakamega is about 253,983 against current population of 319,266 in the service area. This population is mainly in the urban areas as per Service Provision Agreement (SPA), but the total population of Kakamega County is approximately 2 million.

Kenya’s Vision 2030 for Water and Sanitation is to ensure that improved water and sanitation are available and accessible to all by 2030. Kenya’s Constitution entrenches water as a constitutional right by establishing a right to reasonable standards of sanitation and clean and safe water in adequate quantities. The Water Act 2016 aligns the water sector with the constitution. The Act defines roles and responsibilities in the delivery of water and sanitation services within the devolution framework.

The Kakamega County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) provides the strategic direction and priorities of Kakamega County. It envisions “A wealthy and vibrant county offering high quality services to its residents”. Provision of quality water and sanitation services are critical to achieving the County’s vision by providing sustainable access to adequate clean and safe water in a clean and secure environment.

To achieve this, KACWASCO has a Strategic Plan aligned to the objectives of the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP). In order to achieve its vision and realize its mission, KACWASCO will focus to achieve the following Strategic Objectives for the period 2017 – 2021:
• Increased coverage through water and sewerage infrastructure development
• Enhanced operational efficiency and customer service
• Improved financial sustainability
• Strengthened institutional capacity
• Effective corporate governance

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KACWASCO Strategic Plan 2017-2022

The core mandate of KACWASCO is derived from Section 78. (1) of the Water Act 2016 which stipulates responsibilities of water service providers as follows:
a) Provision of water services within the area specified in the license; and
b) Development and maintenance of county assets for water service provision.
c) Water Treatment and Distribution; to provide clean and quality water for human consumption
d) Sewerage Treatment; to provide the highest level of sewerage service within our area of service



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We came, We played & We conquered. We bring home 2 trophies: Football team of the decade & #2 football team. We also come back with a great sense of team spirit, discipline & commitment towards enhancing safe water access to kakamega residents. Thank you all for the support. KACWASCO Hoyee!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our KACWASCO football team has sailed through to the finals meeting Nairobi water today. Help us congratulate them for this far they have come. Drop a line of encouragement as they face their last match. They proudly exhibit KACWASCO values of Teamwork, discipline, innovation and Committment even in their talent. Good job lads! ... See MoreSee Less

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Kindly drop one word of encouragement to our sports men and women. KACWASCO invests in strengthening talent of our staff in various ways like sports. Our M.D. Mr. Fredrick Atwa flagged off the KACWASCO Sports men and women team for the WASCO Games 2019 whose theme is NRW Chini. Bring home the trophies team! KACWASCO eee! KACWASCO aaa! ... See MoreSee Less

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Refresh yourself this hot afternoon with KACWASCO high quality water. "High quality water is more than the dream of conservationists, it is more than a political slogan; high quality water in right quantity at the right place and at the right time, is essential to health, recreation & economic growth" Edmund Muskie #MajiSafiMaishaBora ... See MoreSee Less

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KACWASCO is walking the plan towards decreasing Non-Revenue Water (NRW). In 2019, we have reduced from 42% to 39%. We prioritized to target increasing metering levels from 96% with durable & composite meters. Soon we shall be educating customers on reading your meter. Non-Revenue Water (NRW) is the difference between the amount of water put into the distribution system and the amount of water billed as authorized consumption. It comprises both commercial and physical losses e.g. faulty meters, leaking pipes, bursts etc. #MitaYanguJukumuLangu #LipiaMajiKwahudumaBora ... See MoreSee Less

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