Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency (CRVWWDA) 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 RVWSB includes the following counties; Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Elgeiyo Marakwet and Narok.
In order to carry out its mandate, the Board has set five Strategic Objectives under its interim strategic plan 2015 to 2018. These are as follows:
1. To plan for development of water infrastructure
2. To enhance the Board’s financial resource base to ensure operational sustainability.
3. To increase access to adequate & safe water and efficient sewerage services through the development of Water infrastructure.
4. To transfer and build the capacity of the County Governments in the Board’s area of jurisdiction for the efficient management of Water Services.
5. To enhance the Board’s institutional capacity for effective corporate performance.
RVWWDA is committed to planning and developing efficient and dependable water supply and sanitation infrastructure that meets and exceeds customer requirements and expectations in a timely and cost effective manner.
The mandate of the Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency is to be responsible for efficient and economical provision of water and sewerage services within its area of jurisdiction. This mandate was established by Section 53(1) of the Water Act 2002 through a gazette notice no. 1715 of 12th March 2004; section 156 (3) (a) of the Water Act 2016 and the legal notice no. 60 of 2017.
To be the epitome of excellence in the development of efficient and dependable water infrastructure.
To plan, develop and deliver efficient and dependable water infrastructure
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;
1. Undertake development, maintenance and management of national public water works;
2. Hand over the waterworks to designated water services provider for operation and management;
3. Provide water services when ordered by the Regulatory Board;
4. Provide technical and capacity building services to county governments and water services providers upon request;
5. Provide technical support to the Cabinet Secretary.