Non-revenue water targeted in Kenya

A 1.1 million euro contract has been awarded to develop a non-revenue water (NRW) strategy and to help procure and install a new water billing and accounting system in Kenya...

Aug 12th, 2011

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 12, 2011 -- A 1.1 million euro contract has been awarded to develop a non-revenue water (NRW) strategy and to help procure and install a new water billing and accounting system in Kenya.

Funded by the International Development Association under the Water and Sanitation Service Improvement Project, the assignment has been contracted to Pöyry's Water & Environment business group by the Coastal Water Service Board.

Aims of the project are to improve the technical and financial performance of water services and to facilitate the recruitment of a management operator after the completion of the project.

Services will include assessment of water transmission pipelines and non-revenue water, preparation of tender documents, supervision of rehabilitation works, and technical assistance and capacity building to improve the client's operations. As well as the NRW strategy, pipeline maintenance plans will also be produced.

This week also saw Kenyan state corporation, Athi Water Services Board, contracted to improve water and sanitation infrastructure across Nairobi (see Water & Wastewater International story).

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