Over 25,000 residents of Solio settlement scheme in Laikipia County are set to benefit with water for domestic and irrigation in the next six months.
This after the County Government unveiled a Ksh 143 million water project in partnership with the water sector trust fund.
Speaking after the signing of the contract at the Nanyuki Water and Sewerage Company which will oversee the implementation, Governor Ndiritu Muriithi noted that the project will supply water to all the seven villages in the scheme.
The pipeline from the intake in Aberdares will be 31 kilometers and a further 50 kilometers for distribution to the villages.
Muriithi said the water company must support the County by ensuring the project is well executed and benefits the residents as planned.
He noted that the ministry of agriculture is also doing a number of dams and water pans in the County to ensure residents have enough water for use.
The Governor was categorical that the project must be carried within the set time limit and must be within the budget saying contractors who abandon projects will not be tolerated.
He called on the contractor to involve the locals by providing employment to the youth in the County instead of bringing people from other counties.