Narok Water and Sewerage Company (NARWASCO) has decried increased incidents of vandalism along the water line that has compromised steady supply of the commodity in parts of the town.
The company’s director Stanley Kuyioni said the most affected areas are Majengo, London, Mung’are estates and areas near ENSDA where unknown people have stolen water fittings, gate valves and pipes.
Kuyioni said besides causing water shortage to their customers, the destruction causes huge losses to the company, compromising their services to the residents.
The director said the company is working with the police to arrest the criminals and prosecute them in court so as to serve as an example to those with intentions of committing such offenses.
“We ask residents to report any incidents of vandalism and the suspected people involved so that we can take action. This will enable us to serve you better,” he added, saying that they are optimistic that they will sanitize the water sector.
He reminded the residents that the company regulates water supply where specific estates get water on specific days except Narok town and government offices where the supply is on a daily basis.
“We have placed 22 water kiosks in various parts of the estates where a 20 jerry can of water goes for only Sh. 2. Those who do not have water connections or missed out on the days that the water flows in their taps can purchase water from the kiosks,” he said.
Those who operate the Kiosks are the vulnerable in the society who include: persons living with disability, widows and families living in abject poverty.
The water director called on residents to take advantage of the ongoing short rains to harvest and store water that they will use during the dry season.
“The supply of water in this town is lower than the demand. This is why we request our customers to harvest water during this rainy season,” he said.