Lake Victoria North Water Services Board (LVNWSB) is one of the eight Water Services Boards established under the Water Act 2002 section 51(2), as part of the reforms in the water sector with the mandate of ensuring efficient and economical provision of water and sewerage services within their respective areas of jurisdiction. The Board was established in March 2004 vide gazette notice no. 1717.
The Board contracts, monitors and enforces agreements with Water Service Providers (WSPs), in accordance with regulations set by the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB).
Direct provision of water and sanitation services is however undertaken by Water Service Providers (WSPs) who are the Board’s agents. However, in the event that for either economic or social reasons it is not possible to establish a WSP, the Board is mandated to undertake service provision.
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has partnered with Lake Victoria North Water Services Board in the development of a major water supply project in Bungoma County at a cost of USD 5.0 Million.
A majority of people living within Lake Victoria North Water Services Board’s service area now have greater access to clean water and improved sanitation services.