The LVNWSB Board of Directors and Management in a retreat for the development of the Board's 2017-2022 Strategic Plan

The CS National Treasury Hon. Henry Rotich (centre) together with PS Education Dr. Belio Kipsang (on his right) among other dignitaries during groundbreaking ceremony for the Kapkukto Community Water Supply Project in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Lake Victoria North Water Services Board has received a Shs1.7 billion funding from the Belgium Government for the implementation of Vihiga Water Supply Project in Vihiga County.

LVNWSB top management in retreat for ISO 9001:2015 certification process

MOWI CS Hon. Eugene Wamalwa in groundbreaking of Khasoko Water Supply Project borehole

LVNWSB @10. Board celebrates ten years of excellent services provision.

Kakamega Water Supply System in Chepsonoi - Tindinyo

LVNWSB Chairman in donation of water tank to one of beneficiary institutions

A Solar powered water supply - LVNWSB has adopted such energy efficient supply systems

A team from the French Embassy with the LVNWSB CEO during review mission for the Kitale Water Supply Project

Latest News/ Updates

  • LVNWSB Chairman Joseph Lagat when he paid courtesy call to the Nandi County Commissioner
    LVNWSB Chairman Joseph Lagat when he paid courtesy call to the Nandi County Commissioner

    LVNWSB Chairman Joseph Lagat when he paid courtesy call to the Nandi County Commissioner

  • A water supply system for the Sengwers; The Kapcherop Water Supply Project
    A water supply system for the Sengwers; The Kapcherop Water Supply Project

    The indigenous people of Kapcherop Division


     

  • LVNWSB Chairman handing over Kabirirsang Water Project to the Nandi County government
    LVNWSB Chairman handing over Kabirirsang Water Project to the Nandi County government

    LVNWSB Chairman handing over Kabirirsang Water Project to the Nandi County government

  • Board shines in rural water supply
    Board shines in rural water supply

    It was another first for Lake Victoria North Water Services Board after being ranked the most improved Water Services Board in Kenya

  • Marathon
    Marathon

    The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Water and Irrigation Hon. Eugene Wamalwa joined the Lake Victoria North Water Services Board led by the Chairman Hon. Joseph Lagat and CEO

 This follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the KOICA Kenya Office and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources jointly with the Lake Victoria North Water Services Board (LVNWSB) on the 28th March, 2014 for the project of Improvement of Water Supply System in Sirisia and Chwele, of Bungoma County. The project is intended to improve the living conditions of the intended beneficiaries by increasing access to quality and affordable water and sanitation services in the project area.

The Sirisia Chwele Water Project which was rolled out in May this year will be implemented for a period of five years and is designed to benefit over fifty thousand residents of Bungoma County. It involves construction of a new water supply system including a water treatment plant with a capacity of 2,000m3/day, a (36km) water supply pipe work, seven (7) water kiosks, and several communal water points at select primary schools in the project’s target area.

Other components of the project include an educational centre which will be constructed at one of the selected schools and a training and exhibition center for public promotions. In order to increase awareness of safe water use and healthy hygiene and sanitation practices, the programme incorporates awareness and sensitization activities which include production and distribution of information, communication and educational materials to schools and the targeted beneficiaries, in addition to undertaking hygiene and sanitation campaigns in the project area of Bungoma County.

Similar projects implemented in many developing countries have often failed to achieve their originally intended purposes owing to challenges of management and sustainability. In order to address this, the project has been designed to be fully gravitational, all the way from the intake to the distribution networks. This means that there will be reduced cost of operation and maintenance since electricity consumption in the supply system will be bare minimum.  

Further, KOICA shall undertake capacity buildings in financial and technical skills required for the management of the water facility, for the Kenyan officials and engineers who will be involved in the implementation and operationalization of the project upon completion. This will ensure that the right technical and management skills are put in place in the management of the completed water supply system for guaranteed sustainability.

The Sirisia Chwele Water Supply Project is an indication of KOICA’s passion in addressing global development and improving the quality of life in developing countries, and will contribute immensely to the attainment of the Lake Victoria North Water Services Board’s mandate of provision of adequate, quality and affordable water and sanitation services.