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MP defends swimming pool project in Umoja despite water rationing – PHOTOS

Embakasi West MP George Theuri has defended the ongoing construction of a swimming pool at Umoja One Primary School.

This is after residents expressed fears on the viability of the project in the face of persistent water shortage in the area.

Just on Sunday, the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) released the water rationing program that will affect all areas in the city. The rationing commenced on January 1 and is expected to end in April 2017

But in a post on a community page on Facebook, MP Theuri assured the public that the swimming pool will not be affected by the water rationing program since it draws its water from a borehole.

“Many people are asking with the current water shortage around how will this be will it affect the residents especially around with the high demand of water needed to operate a pool. My answer is No. Before embarking on the project I had considered all this and thus why if you are keen enough to see in Umoja 1 primary school we have a fully functional borehole which was drilled through the water ministry. The swimming pool entirely does not depend on any water from Nairobi water since the borehole is able to supply the water without depending on NWSC. I thus want u to understand that the pool is served by the borehole water entirely,” read part of Mr Theuri’s post on Facebook.

Pictures of the water tank that will be used to store water pumped from the borehole. PHOTOS | COURTESY
Pictures of the water tank that will be used to store water pumped from the borehole. PHOTOS | COURTESY

 

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

He added that the swimming pool will offer a safe recreational facility to families in the area.