- September 16, 2021
- Posted by: Edwin Kanyutu
- Category: Uncategorized
Drinking Water Act in Kenya.
The constitution of Kenya which was enacted in 2010,states that it is a human right for every citizen within the 47 counties in Kenya to have access to clean water.The act also states that it is the responsibility of both the national government and the county government to work together in the provision of safe drinking water,water for domestic use and for agricultural purposes.
There are various water bodies in Kenya that are responsible for the provision of water to the citizens either locally,regionally or nationally.Each organisation plays its role to ensure all citizens are well attended to.
1.Local Water Body Organisations and Water Service Providers.
i. Water Resources User Association(WRUAs).
ii. Water Service Providers(WSPs)
2. Regional Water Organisations and Service Providers.
i. Basin Water Resources Committee(BWRC)
ii. Water Works Development Agencies(WWDAs).
3. National Level Water Organisations and Service Providers.
i. Water Resource Authority(WRA)
ii. Water Services Regulatory Board(WASREB)
How the above boards monitor the supply of water.
A board could send one of its agents or an inspector to inspect the quality of water provided to the consumers.The agent does not require any documentation to inspect such works and only requires to be granted authority by a superior agent.The agent mainly inspects three things
a. How the source of water is conserved and protected from pollutant factors such as chemicals,plastic disposals etc.
b. He/she ensures that all organic and inorganic substances that block the passage of water are removed.
c. Enacting methods that help prevent the pollution of the water.
After the inspection,the inspector has the power to
a. Grant licensing of the supplying of water and if one has a license he can approove it for continuation of water supply.
b. Shut down anything that causes an obstruction to the flow of water or pollutes the water.
c. The inspector also has the right to demand for any kind of documentation that authorises the supplier to supply water to the locals.
These boards have been granted the authority to closely monitor the water sources to ensure that citizens receive enough and clean water. They should all work hand in hand to ensure water provision in all areas in the country. Check out Top best bottled water delivery services in Nairobi, Kenya