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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

CHRP : JANE MUCHIRI

COMMERCIAL MANAGER: Position to be advertised soon

INTERNAL AUDIT: DANIEL KINOTI

PROCUREMENT: MONICA MUTHONI

ABOUT US

Welcome to Karuri Water And Sanitation Company.

Karuri Water & Sanitation Company is a limited liability Company which was registered in 2007 and started its operations in June 2008 as a Company fully owned by the defunct Karuri Town Council. After devolution came into effect, the Company is now fully owned by the County Government of Kiambu. The County plays the oversight role to ensure that the County’s mandate on delivery of services of Water & Sanitation are met and exceeded as envisioned by H.E the Governor of Kiambu County.

Karuri Water is among eight Water service providers within the County. Karuri Water area of jurisdiction is the whole of Kiambaa constituency covering the five wards namely; Kihara, Ndenderu, Muchatha, Karuri and Cianda. The water sector in the Country is a regulated industry to ensure consumer protection. The mandate of regulation is vested on the Water Service Regulatory Board.

The Company started its operations with one borehole in Banana which was being operated by the town council then. The number of active accounts were 70 connections.

Over the years, and with the assistance of the Council then, the County Government, the National Government through state agencies like AWWDA, WSTF, and WASREB, the company has been able to grow its customer base to the current over 10,000 connections. This was achieved by rehabilitation of stalled Community water projects which were scattered within the constituency, development of new sources and extension/rehabilitation of the distribution networks.

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

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Governor James Nyoro commissioning the Number Kumi Water supply on 23rd June 2021.

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The first household to receive the Number Kumi Water supply commissioned by Governor James Nyoro

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Tigoni Karuri Water Pipeline Project

Hon.James Nyoro - Governor Kiambu County. Launched 11.6KM Tigoni-Karuri Water Pipeline
Project In Kiambaa Sub-County, that Will see close to 20,000 residents access clean water.

The project when complete, will improve water supply in Karuri by 25%.
This is aimed to improve the water supply in Kiambu by up to 80% from the current 56%.

Posted: 9/June/2020.

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KAWSCO MANAGEMENT TEAM

MANAGING DIRECTOR: Mr.JOHN KARIOKI

FINANCE: CYRUS MAINA

CHRP : JANE MUCHIRI

COMMERCIAL MANAGER: Position to be advertised soon

INTERNAL AUDIT: DANIEL KINOTI

PROCUREMENT: MONICA MUTHONI

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