Nairobi News


Water supply restored in city centre after repairs on supply line

Water supply to the city centre has been restored, the Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company said on Tuesday afternoon.

Businesses at Nairobi’s central business district (CBD) had on Monday woken up to dry taps after a valve burst at the Ngethu Water Treatment Plant which supplies about 85 per cent of city residents.

“We would like to inform our esteemed customers that supply to the city centre has been restored after successful repair of the valve along the supply line from Gigiri Pumping station,” read statement sent to newsrooms by the firm’s corporate affairs manager Mbaruku Vyakweli.

Mr Vyakweli said that some parts of the city centre may experience low pressure due to the build up of pressure within the distribution system.

However, businesses at the CBD have complained that the firm’s rationing of water has made operations difficult.

Mr Patrick Otieno, who runs the GPO public toilet, said that on weekdays water is only available until 9am forcing them to wake up early and fill containers before its cut off

He said it was expensive to purchase 5, 000 litres daily from the water bowsers at a cost of Sh 4,000.

“Water is a problem in the city but from Friday we have not had water and we are forced to buy it from the boozers at a high cost,” said Mr Otieno.