It is EMI's privilege to partner with Living Waters Service Centre (LWSC) for the Kisumu Community Water System in Kenya. We appreciate Living Water International’s mission to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst. In an attempt to improve the livelihoods of the target area, LWSC has already partnered with County Government of Kisumu and KIWASCO to address the challenges of water inaccessibility in the Kisumu region by constructing a new pipe network with communal water kiosks and a new storage reservoir for 13,000 people. EMI is happy to join LWSC to provide a technical review of LWSC’s pipeline extension and storage reservoir design and to assess the water system project site in the Nyakach Sub-County.
The technical review of the Kisumu water design will include the following components of the proposed Kisumu water system: approximately 4 km water pipeline, masonry pressure break tanks, 4 communal water kiosks, thrust blocks, and related water distribution system components. The site assessment will be of the site area under design consideration as well as the existing components of the system to determine that, at the completion of construction, the community’s water quality and quantity needs are met safely and sustainably.
Scope of Design Services:
1. Collaborate with LWSC leadership, KIWASCO, County of Kisumu, other local authorities, and community leadership;
2. Assess local codes, conditions, and other constraints/opportunities to make recommendations;
3. Assess water quality and provide treatment recommendations as needed;
4. Provide technical review of existing design and documents;
5. Provide operations and sustainability recommendations;
The goal of the project is to evaluate LWSC’s Kisumu community water system design and the project area to help meet the domestic water needs of 13,000 people in the Nyakach Sub-County.