CSR is a very important aspect of Davis & Shirtliff philosophy, we recently we donated and installed 4No. Solar hot water tanks, 2No. for the girls dormitory and 2No. for the boys’ dormitory in SFS Integrated School in Katani, Machakos county. The school is made up mostly of orphaned children from within the county. Children were happy to receive us and entertained us with songs and poems. Father Sunny who runs the institution was very grateful for the support he has received from D&S over the years as they also have a water treatment system from us.
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.
D&S Nakuru Branch have installed the largest solar borehole pumping unit. It involved installation of four inverter controlled Grundfos pumps, two of 26kW and two of 11kW in a well field to supply Lodwar town with over 1000m3 of water per day to supplement the town water supply as well as providing some surplus for irrigation.
The 2014 National Water Summit was a high profile event held beside Lake Turkana in Turkana County and opened by former president HE Mwai Kibaki. It was attended by approximately 300 senior officials from government, County administration, NGOs and the private sector, D&S being represented by Dep. CEO David Gatende.