The current water rationing program that caught Nairobi residents off guard has brought with it challenges of safe water being delivered to homes by independent water bowsers.
Fears that Nairobi will run dry in the coming months, with the failed rains and lack of infrastructure to deal with the growing population in the nation’s capital is a concern for many families and communities.
The recent outbreak of Cholera notwithstanding, protecting yourself from unsafe water is now a priority. Several solutions to keep domestic water safe have been on the market for some years. Davis & Shirtliff’, the water treatment specialists have a range of solutions for both domestic and commercial installations.
Distribution, assembly and manufacturing are carried out from the company’s Industrial Area Headoffice. Water purification products include filter bodies and cartridges, under sink Reverse Osmosis, ultra violet and table top domestic purifiers with prices ranging from KShs 21,000 to KShs 32,000 inclusive VAT.
A cheaper table top Dayliff water purifier solution, for offices and kiosks costs KShs 3,400 and has a capacity of 14 litres, with 9L of treated water storage. This and other products can be ordered online through the Davis & Shirtliff online shop at https://www.davisandshirtliff.com/shop which offers delivery, or delivery to the wide network of Davis & Shirtliff branches in and around Kenya.
“As pioneers in water solutions for the past 71 years, we have played our role in helping Kenyans access clean and safe water, said Davis & Shirtliff’s Chief Executive Officer, David Gatende. “We have an even wider range of solutions that includes solar power for water pumping, water plants, water treatment and borehole drilling to mitigate the scarcity of water resources”
For large and commercial use, Davis & Shirtliff manufacturer’s mobile containerized water treatment units. These can run on either solar power to produce 600 litres of clean drinking water in an hour or operated by diesel generators that recharge a battery bank for alternate use to produce clean drinking water at a rate of 5,000 litres per hour.
In 2014, the company supplied 16 mobile water treatment units to Athi Water Services Board (AWSB) for use by county governments in Kajiado, Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Nairobi and Kiambu. Similar mobile containerized water treatment units have previously been supplied to the Rwanda National police and Rwanda Defense Forces for use in military operations in Mali and Congo, and to the United Nations for operations in South Sudan.