The Department of Water Services has purposely paid a visit to residents of Methewan and Juluk in Kanamkemer Ward, to provide a lasting solution to the constant challenges of water affecting the two areas.
During a visit to the sites, County Executive Committee Member for Water Services, Faith Aletea engaged the community and revealed that a complete water reticulation system with a storage tank would be constructed. And distribution lines would be connected in the next three months.
She acknowledged receipt of complaints from the residents and said that her office will continue working with partners, to provide an alternative to borehole 9 which serves the residents. The borehole had developed a mechanical challenge which caused interference with the normal water supply to the areas.
In addition, CECM called on the residents to identify a location for the new storage and distribution tank to enhance the water supply system.
The Water CECM also oversaw the formation of a three-member committee, who will act as contact persons.
Director for Water Services Paul Lotum sensitized the residents to the mandates of LOWASCO and those of the Department of Water Services.
Lotum assured the residents of the County’s commitment to finding a lasting solution to the water challenge, citing the visit as enough evidence of that commitment.
According to him, residents need to identify and report misuse of water owing to the scarcity of it.
Sub-county Water Officer, Vinson Ekai, who accompanied the team, confirmed that the visit of the CECM and her team is a surety dedication to providing a steady water supply to the affected areas.
Ekai disclosed that Methewan and Juluk already had an existing reticulation system that only required restructuring owing to the rapid urbanization of the area.
A community representative, Ekeno David, recounted the challenges residents experienced ranging from time and money spent on the search for water, and expressed optimism that the visit would yield positive fruits.