Households handed free water filters in Kabazi to address rampant water borne diseases

Over 320 households in Rauka Location in Ndungiri, Kabazi ward in Subukia Sub County on Tuesday benefited after receiving water filters courtesy area MCA in collaboration with donors from Start with One Kenya organization.

Speaking after the launch of the distribution, area MCA Dr.Peter Mbae said the program will go a long way in addressing the challenges of diseases that always come with water and poor sanitation.

According to Dr.Mbae, the program was started two months ago with an aim to ensure that all households have access to clean water for drinking.

The 7,500 water filters at a tune of sh 4,000 per water filter will help transform the livelihoods in the rural areas of Kabazi Ward.

“Our plan is to ensure that every household in Kabazi Ward has a water field so that we can address some of the diseases” said Dr.Mbae.

While citing water as one of the main challenges facing the people of Kabazi Ward as witnessed during public participation Forums, the MCA said his office is working with other partners to ensure that by end of June there will be 7 major boreholes as well as other water projects to address the same in the first phase.

He adds that in the second phase he will be focusing on solar panels for the water projects as well as piping.This, he says will help address the water challenge that has been experienced in the ward in the past years.

“By end of June there will be 7 major boreholes as well as other water projects to address the same in the first phase. We shall then focus on solar and piping to pump the water to the households so that they can use the filters to get clean water” said Dr.Mbae.

When complete the project will see 12,500 households in all the 30 villages of Kabazi Ward get the filters.

The filters are a big boost in the fight against rampant water borne diseases in the area.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Uzima Water Filters.Over 320 households in Rauka Location in Ndungiri, Kabazi ward in Subukia Sub County on Tuesday benefited after receiving water filters courtesy area MCA in collaboration with donors from Start with One Kenya organization.

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