Lake Victoria South Water Services Board is a State Corporation under the Kenyan Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
Our mandate is the Efficient and Economical provision of Water and Sanitation Services in our area of jurisdiction.
Lake Victoria South Water Services Board strives "To be the most Efficient and Effective Water Services Board in Kenya"
The Board handed over 9 No. motor cycles 3 each to the three water companies under Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation (LVWATSAN) program. The companies included: - Kericho Water and Sanitation Company (KEWASCO) for Kericho town, Gusii Water and Sanitation Company (GWASCO) for Keroka town and Migori Water for Isebania town.
Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation (LVWATSAN) Initiative Phase II program is financed by the African Development Bank through the East African Community. The project aims at improving the livelihoods and health of communities within Lake Victoria basin region. It will also improve sustainable water supply and sanitation infrastructure to help reduce the pollution of the lake.
The project components includes:-
Water Supply – which will provide support of appropriate infrastructure to provide water supply systems that can abstract, treat, deliver and distribute water in a secure and sustainable manner.
Hygiene and Environmental Sanitation - will provide support to the promotion of hygiene and sanitation, catchment protection, public sanitation facilities, faecal sludge management systems and solid waste management systems. Urban Drainage Improvement – will provide basic storm drainage infrastructure in selected hot spots which are posing environmental sanitation concerns to residents.
Capacity Building – will provide support to strengthen new and existing institutions managing the water and sanitation services Project Management – will provide assistance for the project management at country and regional levels.
SUPERVISION MISSON BY THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR, AFD TEAM AND THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KISUMU
The French Ambassador Mr. Remy Marechaux, Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) Direcor Mr. Yves Boudot, AFD team and County Government of Kisumu visited Kisat waste water Plant on 17th November, 2014 for supervision mission on progress of the rehabilitation of Kisat Wastewater system.
Kisat Project is financed by the AFD under Kisumu Water Supply and Sanitation. The CEO LVWSB Eng. Agumba said during the supervision visit that the project will increase the water supply & sanitation and also improve environment within the City. He emphasized that the Board is committed to ensure completion of the project for better service delivery, sufficient quality water supply and proper sanitation to the people of kisumu. Currently there is no flooding at Kisat compound with raw sewer, no foul smell that has been experienced in the area before, treated sewerage from 50-70% and 50% of the system is now operational.
The Conventional Sewage Treatment Works (STW) is located to the northwest of the town next to River Kisat. The plant was first constructed in the year 1958 with capacity of 2270 m3/day, which was then rehabilitated in the year 1985-6 under financing of KfW. This increased the capacity to 6800 m3/day. The plant receives sewage from the domestic and commercial mainly from the Central Business District and industrial area, it also receives heavy amounts of oils from the garages, factories on the lower shores like the fish factories.
Kisat waste water treatment has the following component;- inlet Works which includes (Storm water Overflow, The Screens, Mechanical and Manual Screens),Oil Separator, Primary Sedimentation Tanks, Biological Trickling Filters and Siphon/ Distribution Chambers, Secondary Sedimentation Tanks, Effluent Re-circulation Pumping Station, Sludge Pumping Station and Sludge Digesters.
French Ambassador, AFD team, The GovernorKisumu County, Deputy Governor, LVSWSBteam during supervision mission at Kisat
Setting up to for the tour of Kisat waste watertreatment
New rehabilitated Kisat wastewater treatment plant
The French Ambassador planting a tree during thesupervision mission at Kisat
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LVSWSB as part of its core functions develops and enters into service provision agreements with Water Service providersas agents of the Board. These are the LVSWSB contracted WSPs
Lake Victoria South Water Services Board Lavictors House, Off Ring road Milimani, P.O. BOX 3325-40100,KISUMU, KENYA E-mail: email@example.com Tel: (+254) 057-2025128 Fax: (+254) 057-2025127
"Our mission is to ensure the provision of safe, adequate and sustainable water and sanitation services for socio-economic growth by developing viable water services infrastructure and utilities"
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