Department of Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Sanitation

Vision
A properous people in a secure, healthy environment, with a high quality of life.

Mission
To harness the hardworking culture of the people of Nyeri and unlock their potential to achieve the highest standard of political, social and economic life by creating an enabling environment that promotes sustainable develoment.

Core values: Patriotism, Professionalism,Inclusivity, Teamwork, Integrity and Accountability

Mandate of the Department

  1. To develop and maintain water and irrigation infrastructure
  2. To supervise Water Service Providers,
  3. To conserve and maintain the environment
  4. Develop policies to guide the implementation of the same.
Achievements of the Department

From 2013 to date (14th November 2016), the Department has undertaken various activities which include extension of water and irrigation services and environmental conservation measures as outlined below.

S/No. SUBCOUNTY PROJECT/ PROGRAMME/SUB-COUNTY WARD PROJECT/PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE(S) INPUTS OUTPUTS ACHIEVEMENTS FINANCIAL YEAR
 

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Kieni East Warazo Jet Lusoi Water Project Kabaru To improve water services to un-served areas of Waraza Village, Ngukura, Jet and Snow View areas. 13km of pipelines constructed & Construction of 135m3 storage Tank. 234 Households served Complete 2013-14/2014-15
Maragima Water Project Thegu Improvement of water flow to the whole project by re-routing a section of the main line. 300m of re-routed mainline laid 350 HH served Complete 2013-14
Ndiriti Aguthi Water Project Naromoru/ Kiamathaga To improve water services to un-served areas of Kahuho, Murua and Rongai. 2.85km of pipelines constructed 352 households served Complete 2013-14
    Ruai Water Project Gakawa To improve water services to un-served areas of Reli and Central areas 1.6km of mainline to be constructed 700 households to be served 1.6 km pipeline laid 2014-15/2015-16
    Narowasco water Project Naromoru/ Kiamathaga To improve water services to un-served areas of:

Eden

Jogoo

Huruma

Naromoru Town

Isacco

–        Construction of4.8 km pipeline.

–        Construction of 300m3 tank and 6.23km pipeline laid.

–        Construction of 15No. yard taps

Improve service hours from 18-22 hours per day to 150 households. Complete 2013-14
To improve water services to un-served target areas of:

Kandara

Ngutik

Construction of 225m3 tank. Construction of intake and 14.26km of pipeline. Purchase of 400No. ½ “ meters Improve service hours from 8-18 hours per day to 300 households ongoing 2015-16
    Thung’ari Water Project Thegu To improve water services to un-served target areas of: Thungari areas Laying of pipes 4.87 km to augment supply and extension of service lines 100 HH to be served 3.67 km pipeline laid (on-going) 2015-16
    Gatuamba Karicheni Irrigation Project Thegu Extension of water for irrigation to Rongai areas. 5.1km of pipelines constructed

100m3 masonry tank under construction

150 HH to be served and potential under irrigation will be 75 acres. 5.1 KM Laid (complete) 2015-16
    Burguret Irrigation project Gakawa Increase area under irrigation to Kiboya and Nyumba Ithatu areas. 2.9km of pipelines under construction 50 HH to be served 2.9 km Laid

(complete)

2015-16
    Ngogithi Tagwa irrigation project Thegu Increase area under irrigation to Gathathini and Gatei. Construction of 3.1 km pipeline 280 HH served. Potential area under irrigation 140 acres. 1.59 km Laid (on-going) 2015-16
    Ndathi Mbiriri Gikanga Irrigation Project

Kieni East

Kabaru Increase area under irrigation and enhance food security to Ndathi, Mbiriri and Gikanga areas. Procurement and laying of 5.4 km pipeline Potential area under irrrigation is 25 acre- 50 HH 5.4 km Laid (complete) 2014-15/2015-16
    Water Kiosk at Toll Station near Nanyuki

Kieni East

Gakawa -To improve water services to un-served target areas

near the toll station.

Construction of 1No.   Standard Water Kiosk 250 HH served Complete 2014-15
S/No. SUBCOUNTY PROJECT/ PROGRAMME/SUB-COUNTY WARD PROJECT/PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE(S) INPUTS COST OUTPUTS ACHIEVEMENTS FINANCIAL YEAR
2 Kieni West Mwiyogo Irrigation Project Endarasha/Mwiyogo Increase area under irrigation to : Mahiga, honi, Labura, lower Muthuini, Wendiga, Mitero,Kinyaiti and Gakanga. 11.2km of pipelines constructed

 

135m3 masonry tank under construction

6.9M 560 new households to be served 11.2 km pipes Laid (complete)

 

1NO 135m3Tank

complete

2013-14

 

 

 

 

 

2015-16

Simbara   Bondeni Water Project Mweiga To improve water services to un-served areas of:

Riru area

1.8km of pipelines constructed 0.8M Improve service hours from 18-22 hours per day to 82 households.

 

 

1.8 km Laid

Complete

2013-14
Njoguini Water Project Gataragwa -To improve water services to un-served areas of:

Kiahuria area

Construction of 0.96 km pipeline. 0.42M Improve service hours from 18-22 hours per day to 60 households.

 

 

0.96 km laid (complete) 2015-16
    Simbara Kamatongu irrigation Mweiga Increase area under irrigation to: Muti uri cieni, Kiangarange, Kiguru, Construction of 10.7 km pipeline 2.3M Potential irrigatable area of 250 acres. 10.7km Laid (complete) 2015-16
Watuka Irrigation Project Gataragwa Increase area under irrigation to: Watuka area. Laying of 7.4 km pipeline

 

2.7 M Enhance food security to 400 HH. 7.4 km laid (complete) 2014-15,2015-16
Gataragwa Water Project Gataragwa -To improve water services within Kiawara township.

 

Construction of 135 m3 storage Tank at Kiawara

 

 

 

5.2 M 1200 HH served. Tank Complete 2014-15
Treffos Kiburuti Irrigation Project Gataragwa Increase area under irrigation by Increasing water storage capacity to enhance service hours to; Muthuini, Gitegi, Kabati, Lachuta. Construction of 225 m3 storage tank at Gitegi

 

and 135m3 storage tank at Gathandu

3.2 M

 

 

2.7 M

250 HH served and 150 acres put under irrigation. 2 NO Tanks Complete

 

 

 

 

2014-15

 

 

2014-15

Endarasha Water Project Endarasha/ Mwiyogo -To improve water services to un-served areas of: Kamianda, Juakali, Charity and Endarasha.

 

Augmentation by laying 2.9Km pipeline. 1.8 M 450 HH served. 2.9km laid (complete) 2015-16
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Nyeri Central Ereri Kirumia Irrigation Project Kiganjo/ Mathari Increase area under irrigation to Kahiga, Kinyunye and Kirumia areas. 8.6 km of pipelines constructed 1.3M 187 households served

 

6km laid (Complete ) 2013-14
Ihwa Irrigation Project Kamakwa/Mukaro Increase area under irrigation to: Ihwa, Kagongo, Kinunga Kihatha, Githurinin,Kariumba and Kamuyu . To complete 0.3 km of   pipeline 0.57m Potential area under irrigation is 100 acres. 0.3km laid (complete) 2015-16
Wangi Kanuna Irrigation Project Kiganjo/Mathari Increase area under irrigation and enhance food security to: Kiganjo, Kirichu and Gachika Procurement and laying of 3.85km Pipeline 15.65 M 707 HH targeted All pipes delivered to site (ongoing) 2014-15/2015-16
Njeng’u Nyaribo Irrigation Project Kiganjo/Mathari Increase area under irrigation and enhance food security to: Njengu and Nyaribo areas. Procurement and laying of 0.8Km -315 mmØ uPVC 35No.and 160mmØ uPVC 50No pipes 2.1 M 500 HH served and the area under irrigation is 250 acres. 0.8 km laid (complete) 2014-15, 2015-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Huhoini Mukaro Irrigation project Kamakwa Mukaro/Dedan Kimathi Increase area under irrigation and enhance food security to Mukaro and Huhoini areas Construction of mainline (727 pipes , Ø225) 5.989m 1000 HH to benefit, 500 Acres All Pipes for mainline procured
    Kihuyo Irrigation Project Kiganjo Mathari Increase area under irrigation and enhance food security to Kihuyo Construction of mainline (699 pipes , Ø225) 5.989m 500 HH to benefit, 250 acres All pipes procured 2015/2016
4 Mathira East Ndimaini and Gatina Water Project Konyu -To improve water services to un-served areas of: Ndimaini and Gatina areas. Construction of 225m3 tank and 8. 3km pipeline laid. 14.8M

 

 

1250 HH Served 1No. Tank Complete and 8.3km laid 2013-14
    Mutui Mutumaini Water Project Konyu -To improve water services to un-served areas of:

 

Construction of 0.8 km pipeline 250 HH Served (0.8KM Laid (Complete) 2013-14
    Kahara Water Project Konyu -To improve water services to un-served areas of: Kahara

 

Procurement of a Hydram, installation and commissioning.

Construction of 3.8km pipeline

2.4 M 250 HH targeted 1 NO Hydram installed and 3.8 km pipeline laid 2015-16
    Gathugu & Kahera water project. Konyu -To improve water services to un-served areas of: Gathugu and Kahera areas

 

`construction of 5.9 km pipeline 6.3M 550HH targeted 5.9 km laid (complete) 2015-16
    Kaguyu Kienjaini Irrigation Project Iriaini Increase area under irrigation to Kaguyu and Kienjaini Construction of Intake

 

 

 

2.07 m 250 HH to benefit, 125 acres Complete 2015-2016
    Iria-ini Kagotha water project Iriaini To boost supply to underserved areas -Construction of Intake & sedimentation tank

-Construction of distribution pipeline (5.58km)

 

 

5.574m

 

 

600 HH

All pipes laid

 

Intake construction ongoing

 

 

2015-2016

 

 

 

 

5 Mathira West Kariithi irrigation project Karatina Increase area under irrigation to Itiati, Gathuini, Kihuro , Kiawarigi, Unjiru and Gachuiro areas. Construction of 1.87km of the mainline. 5.7m 450 potential acres to be irrigated. 1.5km laid (ongoing) 2014-15/2015-16

 

    Iruri Irrigation Project Ruguru Increase area under irrigation and enhance food security to Kagati, Njogu ya Wanjiku , Weru wa Mwaki, Gatakaini, Gikiriri, Kiambei, Kiahuru, Kanyiri, Gichoru and Kiamariga areas. Laying of 9km of 280/225 mm diameter pipeline.

 

Construction of the BPT of 5m3 near Mountain Lodge.

 

Construction of 225m3 Storage Tank

 

17 M 250 potential acres to be put under irrigation 9km laid

 

 

 

 

1No. BPT complete

 

 

 

1No. 225m3 tank complete

2014-15/2015-16
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Mukurweini Gethi – Thangathi pipeline

Mukurwe-ini Water Project

Mukurweini West -To improve water services to un-served areas of:

 

9 km pipeline to augment flow of water to Kiuu area. 6 M 4500 HH to be served 9km laid (complete)

 

 

5.4 km laid (complete)

2013-14

 

 

 

 

 

2015-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gichecheni-Ngoru Mukurweini Central -To improve water services to un-served areas of:

 

Laying of pipes 5.4 km from Gichecheni Tank to Ngoru to augment flow to Mukurweini west central and Rugi wards 8.01M
Githagara– Karigono To serve

Gikondi area

-To improve water services to un-served areas of:

 

Laying of pipes 3.2 km from Githagara Tank to Karigono to augment flow to Gikondi ward 5.4 M 2528 HH to be served 3.2 km laid

(complete)

2015-16

Chief Officer