Aquifer to ease water problem in Kajiado

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The residents of Ngong area in Kajiado County, are looking forward to a permanent solution to the perennial water problem in the area following the discovery of an underground aquifer.

The natural water source oozing with high pressure reportedly has the capacity of supplying about 1700 cubic meters of water for use by 2,500 families.

With access to clean water in Kajiado County standing at 35%, hundreds of families in Kajiado West are set to benefit from reliable supply of fresh water under the Kimuka community water project.

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The water which began oozing from an underground aquifer three months ago has already formed a stream stretching 100kms downstream.

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Constructors of the 2nd phase of the standard gauge railway are said to have stumbled upon an underground aquifer three months ago and has been termed as a miracle and blessing by stakeholders.

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Kajiado Governor Joseph Lenku has cautioned residents who are already trying to divert the water to their farms saying the water distribution must be systematic to ensure equity and maximum utilization by all beneficiaries.

Locals have in the past been depending on dams which dry up during the dry season. The area has no seasonal rivers and access to water has been a major challenge in the region.

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The water has already been directed to the community, Oloshoibor mega dam for distribution and local consumption. Livestock community troughs will also be put up along the water stream to aid locals.

 

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