RURAL WATER PROGRAMME

The current programme covers a period of 3 years up from January 2012 to December 2014.

Project Goal
The project contributes to improving the general living conditions and the health and hygiene status of the local population and their livestock in the predominantly semiarid catchment area of the Archdiocese of Nyeri

Objectives

  1. The supply of the target group with safe water has been ensured. About 4,700 people living in the rural areas of the Archdiocese of Nyeri use safe water.
  2. The incidences of water related diseases have been reduced. The communities participating in the project register fewer cases of illness in their families.
  3. The self management of water sources and installations has been improved. The project participants in charge have a better knowledge of water economics and management. They know all operational procedures and are able to do maintenance work.
  4. The water procurement has become much easier for women and children.
  1. Community mobilization
  2. Community trainings and Capacity building:
  3. Community trainings on good hygiene and improved sanitation practices.
  4. Studies and assessments:
  5. Monitoring and Evaluation:
  6. Staff training and capacity building
  7. Networking and collaboration
  8. Follow up of existing community water project

The Programme is supporting the implementation of the following individual water projects:

  1. Chuma  gravity flow Water Project located in Karandi and Mukoe villages in Wiyumiririe location, Munyaka division of Laikipia Central district. The measures being supported includes Community mobilization, Community organization, Community training, construction of main gravity pipeline, water storage tank, water distribution and sub distribution lines.
  2. Chumvi gravity flow water project is located in  Chumvi sub location, Ethi location, Central division in Laikipia East District. The measures being supported includes Community mobilization, Community organization, Community training, construction of a 4km extension of a gravity pipeline, water storage tank, renovation of existing storage tanks water.
  3. Roof catchment Rain water harvesting project for 4No institutions ;( 2 primary schools, 1 secondary school and 1 parish church). The two primary schools are located Laikipia central district, Munyaka division, Mwituria location, Withare sub location. The secondary school in Kieni East District Kieni east division, Narumoru sub location, and the Parish church in Ndiriti Sub Location, Narumoru Location, Narumoru Division of Kieni East District.
  4. Roof catchment rain water harvesting water project for community groups located in different locations within the Archdiocese of Nyeri. This project targets 90 homesteads and will be implemented by solidarity groups who have come together for the purpose harvesting rain water from their roofs. The main aim is for each member of the groups to have a rain water harvesting storage tank of 15,000lts capacity and collection system on ones homesteads
  1. 298 households served by the Chuma gravity flow water project
  2. 1520 households served by the Chumvi gravity flow water project
  3. 30m3 storage tank and gutter collection system at Kijabe primary school
  4. 30m3 storage tank and gutter collection system at Githira primary school
  5. 30m3 storage tank and gutter collection system at Narumoru secondary school
  6. 30m3 storage tank and gutter collection system at Aguthi catholic church
  7. Household rainwater harvesting implemented in 90 households

Household water harvesting details

TG/No

2012-2014-

Group name

Location

No of tanks to be constructed

Completed

001

Muriko solar women group

Iriaini location, OthayaNyeri south district

10

002

GithiraWiteithie self help

Githira village, Laikipia central district

15

003

NdirithiaNgutirithie self help

Solio village 2, Laikipia east district

11

TOTAL

 

 

36

Under construction

004

Mwima Self Help group

Male, Laikipia east district

28

005

MatanyaNeema self help

Matanya, Laikipia Central district

10

006

Gititu Disability self help

Gititu, Nyeri central district

5

007

Wamura self help

Mwituria, Laikipia Central district

5

TOTAL

 

 

48

Institution rainwater storage tank at Narumoru secondary school

Institution rainwater storage tank at Narumoru secondary school

Community members participation in construction of a water tank.

Community members participation in construction of a water tank.

Beneficiaries of the water project participate in digging trenches to Lay pipes for a gravity flow water project.

Beneficiaries of the water project participate in digging trenches to Lay pipes for a gravity flow water project.