Construction of Kenya’s Northern Water Collector Tunnel Underway

Construction of Kenya’s Northern Water Collector Tunnel Underway

Upon completion, the Northern Water Collector Tunnel is expected to supply Nairobi City residents with an additional 140 million litres of water daily, through Ndakaini dam.

The 12.7km tunnel will harness flood water from three rivers in Murang’a County and is expected to increase water volume at Ndakaini dam, the main water source for Kenya’s Capital, Nairobi.

Upon completion, the Northern Water Collector Tunnel is expected to supply Nairobi City residents with an additional 140 million litres of water daily, through Ndakaini dam.

The US$ 200 million project funded by the World bank will have a water treatment plant installed at a cost of US$ 65 million, 56km pipeline to Nairobi at US$ 46 million, while doing the tunnel will cost US$ 68 million.

“The excavation works is 89 percent complete and the remaining part will be concluded by end of this year. 1.3 kilometer is remaining for excavation so as to connect to Ndakaini dam,” said Eng. Mwangi Thuita, The Chief Executive Officer, Athi Water Services Board.

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