Solar Borehole Pumps to cut Water Costs in Lodwar

Solar Borehole Pumps to cut Water Costs in Lodwar

Three solar borehole pumps are set for installation in Lodwar as an alternative to the costly electronic system that limited supply. Lodwar Water and Sanitation Company has partnered with Davis and Shirtliff and Japan International Cooperation Agency in the initiative. The Sh16 million project is expected to lower the cost of water supply by 33 per cent and stabilize it. Residents have been paying Sh33 per cubic metre of water, Lowasco spending Sh45 to supply the same amount. The company’s cost is expected to reduce to Sh30.”Supplying water to Lodwar had been costly due to the large amount of electricity used in pumping water from the boreholes.

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