The project LVWATSAN – Kisumu concerns water and sanitation investments and capacity building in the town Kisumu (Kenya). It will expand the sewerage and waste water treatment capacity, as well as water production and distribution, to match the water demand and cover the majority of sanitation needs over the next 15 years. The project will build specific pro-poor facilities through delegated management models in informal settlements, develop water quality monitoring and contribute to regional efforts for water management under the umbrella of Lake Victoria Basin Commission. Works are expected to start in 2017 following a study on the reliability of the existing Kajulu water treatment plant which was presented to the Lake Victoria South Water Services Board in September 2015.
The EU-Africa ITF grant will be used for planning, design, implementation, operational sustainability as well as developing and disseminating approaches to water quality issues. Specifically, the activities financed by this TA are: master plan and design review, assistance for preparation and procurement of large technological infrastructures, development of replicable models of water supply and sanitation for informal areas, assistance to water utility and water quality monitoring.
The grant agreement was signed in December 2015 and the first consulting contracts are starting.