Residents of Kalapata Ward will now benefit from the Naaguro and Nalamaru water supply system after the County Government has completed the drilling and equipping of the two boreholes in the area.
The design has been structured to allow for storage facilities, water for human use, and for animals through a watering trough.
“The new development targets beneficiaries at Naaguro and Nalamaru, who have been depending on poor-quality saline water at the foot of Napusmoru hills, will now have access to fresh, safe clean, and drinking water.” CECM Faith Aletea said.
She stated that the new projects will reduce the walking distance to water points by up to 16 km and save the community time from walking long distances looking for precious commodity.
CECM Aletea added the intervention was in line with the Governor’s first Development Agenda, focusing on water as a universal human right.
The Sub-county Water Services Officer for Turkana South, Judy Eregae, described the project as a breakthrough for the community in providing a combined daily boost of 18M3 of water to an estimated population of 3200 people and 30,000 livestock units.
Plans have been put in place to use the run-off water for small-scale food production through kitchen gardening.
According to Eng Eregae, the Nalamaru borehole was equipped with a hand pump owing to its low yield of 1.5M3/hour.
Sub-county Water Officer added that her team was undertaking repair and maintenance operations throughout Turkana South to ensure all the water supply systems were functional.