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Karuri Water and Sanitation Company LTD is  a limited Company registered under the Companies Act(cap 486) Laws of Kenya, the company has been appointed as a Water Service Provider by the Athi water Services Board Under section 53 and 55 of the Water Act 2002 under the terms and conditions set out in the SPA. The company was one of the WSPs appointed within the AWSB's area of jurisdiction and was responsible for the provision of Water Services within Karuri's town council jurisdiction and its environs. After Water services were devolved to the counties, the Company is now wholly owned by the County Government of Kiambu. The Company is now responsible for water and sanitation service provision within Kiambaa Sub County.

      The Core responsibility of the Company is to bring about efficiency, economy and sustainability in the provision of water and sewerage services within its area. As a company owned by the County Government Of Kiambu, it takes charge of public resources and the staff must therefore ensure that there is economy and efficiency in the utilization and management of these allocated resources and that the public experiences change in the provision of water services within the Company's Service area as prescribed in the Company's Business Plan. This is a great responsibility and challenge for the staff to ensure the provision of quality service to consumers within the service area, as envisaged by the Water Act 2016.  

KAWSCO MANAGEMENT TEAM

TEAM LEADER: JOHN KARIOKI

FINANCE: CYRUS MAINA

HR OFFICER: FRANCIS KIMANI

COMMERCIAL MANAGER: ESTHER MUTHONI

INTERNAL AUDIT: DANIEL KINOTI

PROCUREMENT: MONICA MUTHONI

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Eng. Andrew Muigai - Chairman

John Karioki - MD

David N. Ng'ang'a

Peris Wanjiru Njenga

Mary M. Wambui

Eng. John Muhia

ABOUT US

Karuri Water and Sanitation Company started operations on 1st June 2008 with its offices located behind the original Karuri Market location on your way to Karuri High School. Karuri Water and Sanitation Company is wholly owned by the County Government Of Kiambu. Its amongst the eight water service providers in the County. The Company started with two boreholes which were being operated by Karuri Town Council but only one was operational. The borehole was serving Karuri and Banana areas.

OUR MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUES

MISSION

"Ensure provision of good quality water and sewerage services within our area effectively and efficiently"

VISION

"To excel in the provision of reliable quality and affordable water and sewerage services and be the pride WSP in the region"

CORE VALUES

        The core values of Karuri Water and Sanitation Co. Ltd are

  • Innovativeness
  • Integrity
  • Justice
  • Teamwork

 

KAWSCO PAY POINTS

All cheque payments to be made to KARURI WATER & SANITATION Co. Ltd and deposited at Co-operative bank Account No. 01109410730000

M-pesa

M-pesa pay bill No. 544500

Co-operative Bank

Any Co-operative Bank branch Account number 01109410730000

POST BANK

     Any POST Bank branch Account number KAGSCCA0000108

 

FAMILY BANK

Any FAMILY Bank branch Account number 01109410730000

EQUITY BANK

Any Equity Bank branch Account number: 1740268303022

Operations

Consumers connections

At the start of the company, there were less than 100 active connections but at the end of the first financial year i.e. 2008/2009, the connections had risen to 1518 connections.This was through reviving dormant connections, rehabilitation of "Mombasa" borehole and taking over management of community water projects e.g Kimuga water project. By the end of the second financial year (2009/2010) the company managed to increase its customer base to 2258, customer base in 2010/2011 increased to 3180 and by December 2011  to 3247. Currently the connection stand at 8000 with about 6500 active accounts. This increase is attributed to:

  1. Extension of distribution mains
  2. Rehabilitation and management of of stalled community water projects e.g. Kimuga water project, Upper Waguthu water project, Gathiri          water project and Muchatha water project.

3.Taking over management of newly completed/operating water projects e.g Waguthu water project, Karura Wangunyu Water Project,  Ndenderu, Kianjogu, Gatwikira water project and Kawaida water project.

Water Production

The company's water sources are boreholes and bulk water purchase from Nairobi Water Company.  The company is currently  operating 13 boreholes spread out through our area of jurisdiction. The production of water rose from 5,040m3 per month when the company started to the current average of 126,000m3 per month(4,200m3/day). The current demand according to recent studies carried out is 11,164m3/day. This amount is not adequate for our area and it is distributed through rationing. Through the County Government of Kiambu, Athi Water services board and other development partners,reliable and adequate source of water, preferably a gravity water system from a dam, is being sought as this will enable our operational cost to drastically reduce and this will translate into lower water tariffs.This will enable the company increase its coverage to over 80%. The company's area of jurisdiction covers Kiambaa Sub County with  five wards i.e. Karuri, Cianda, Muchatha, Ndenderu, and Kihara. According to 2009 population census, the population within our area of jurisdiction stood at 152,329. 

KAWSCO MANAGEMENT TEAM

TEAM LEADER: JOHN KARIOKI

FINANCE: CYRUS MAINA

HR OFFICER: FRANCIS KIMANI

COMMERCIAL MANAGER: ESTHER MUTHONI

INTERNAL AUDIT: DANIEL KINOTI

PROCUREMENT: MONICA MUTHONI

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Eng. Andrew Muigai - Chairman

John Karioki - MD

David N. Ng'ang'a

Peris Wanjiru Njenga

Mary M. Wambui

Eng. John Muhia

TARIFF

Under the Water Act of 2016, Wasreb is required to establish Guidelines for tariff setting by water providers. 

The objectives of tariff review are to:

  • Ensure financial sustainability
  • Foster access to Safe Water as a Human Right
  • Promote efficiency in the delivery of water services
  • Encourage conservation
  • Ensure simplicity in the pricing structure of water.

The tariff review process is necessitated by the following by the factors

  • Dependence on subsidy which has become unsustainable.
  • Tariffs that outlived their usefulness.
  • Continued rise in cost of inputs.
  • Increments in cost of electricity, fuel and their spiraling effect.
  • Unsustainability of most WSPs and WSBs

Under the Licence, tariffs charged are meant to  accommodate the need to have cost recovery, cross subsidization, and where feasible the expansion of infrastructure.

The tariff review process focuses on balancing commercial and social interests in water service provision.  The fixing of tariffs considers justified costs, in order to  eliminate any costs that may result from inefficiency, and which should not be borne by consumers.

Wasreb has developed Tariff Guidelines with the objective of fixing tariffs that balance commercial, social and ecological interests thus ensuring access to all while allowing WSPs and WSBs to recover justified costs.

Recognizing that WSPs differ in category and size, the Guidelines address different requirements as follows:

  • Setting out approaches to tariff adjustment
  • Spelling out requirements that WSPs and WSBs should meet for tariff adjustment applications
  • Setting out methodologies for tariff review analysis, approval and subsequent adjustments over time

Thus, tariff adjustments enable WSPs to attain cost coverage of operations and maintenance, while improving performance in specified indicators. Gradually, adjustments are made to cover full cost recovery in order to ensure long-term sustainability.

GALLERY

Hippo At lake Naivasha
during our team building.

WHERE WE ARE LOCATED

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KAWSCO MANAGEMENT TEAM

MANAGING DIRECTOR: Mr.JOHN KARIOKI

FINANCE: CYRUS MAINA

HUMAN RESOURCE: FRANCIS KIMANI

COMMERCIAL MANAGER: ESTER MUTHONI

INTERNAL AUDIT: DANIEL KINOTI

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