Are you a resident of any of Nairobi’s Eastlands suburbs? Brace for a brief hard time as water taps in this part of the city are set to go dry.
Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company said Wednesday it will beginning October 12 divert water supply to the densely populated part of the city to enable Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) to test its newly installed infrastructure.
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The water company said residential areas along the Outering Road, including Nyayo Embakasi, Donholm and Greenfields will between today (Thursday)and tomorrow (Friday) go without water.
“The interruption will involve shutting down the Outering Road pipeline to facilitate hydrostatic testing at oil installations within the Kenya Pipeline depot in Industrial Area,” said the firm in a public notice on Wednesday.
Most parts of the city are already grappling with a water shortage, which is set to be aggravated by the two-day closure. Commissioning delays Meanwhile, KPC said civil works on the new Sh48 billion Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline are complete and expects it to start operations by the end of the year.