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Expect water rationing soon, Nairobians told

Nairobians should expect water rationing even as rains continue to pound  various parts of the country.

According to Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company Managing Director Phillip Gichuki, the rains are not sufficient and there could be water shortage in the city.

Rainy season

The meteorological department had forecasted scarce rain during this October-December rainy season.

“When we have drought in the country we always ask residents to use water sparingly. Do not use water from the tap for non-essential activities like watering lawns, flowers and even washing cars,” he cautioned.

He was speaking during a forum held yesterday at the KICC to celebrate the company’s tenth anniversary.

“We have organised the forum so that we can evaluate what we have been doing and share information as well as learn best practices from other people so as to project the way forward,” said the MD.

NWSC has been criticised on numerous occasions for water shortages.

Mr Gichuki said the problem would be addressed through ongoing improvement of the current water installation system.

He said new sources of water were being developed.

“Our target is to have water supply and demand at the same level by 2017.”