The largest in Rift Valley, supplying 35,000 cubic meters of water per day.
The reservoir gets its water through surface inflow from four streams originating from catchments of about 30km2.
Supports drought mitigation in four counties within our region i.e. Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo and Narok counties.
Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency (RVWWDA) is one of the eight Water Services Boards established by the Government of Kenya under the Water Act 2002 as part of the reforms in the water sector. The Board was established through the Kenya Gazette Notice number 1715 of 12th March 2004. The Water Act 2016 aligns the Water Sector to the Constitution of Kenya. The Act provides for the transition of the Water Services Boards to Water Works Development Agencies, and devolution of Water Services to County Governments.
The Act in section 68 provides the functions of the Water Works Development Agencies (WWDAs)
The area under the jurisdiction of RVWWDA includes the following counties; Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Elgeiyo Marakwet and Narok.
To be the epitome of excellence in the development of efficient and dependable water infrastructure.
We are here to plan, develop and deliver efficient and dependable water infrastructure for a better future.
The core functions of the Board are provided by the Water Act 2016 to the extent that, does not contravene the pended sections of the Act and are as follows;
Undertake development, maintenance and management of national public water works;
Provide water services when ordered by the Regulatory Board;
Provide technical support to the Cabinet Secretary.
Hand over the waterworks to designated water services provider for operation and management;
Provide technical and capacity building services to county governments and water services providers upon request;
To be responsible for efficient and economical provision of water and sewerage services.