Nairobi users hit hardest by planned rise in cost of water

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  • Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company (NWSCO) has asked the Water Services Regulatory Board (Wasreb) for authority to increase water tariffs
  • The firm says the new tariffs are necessary to improve delivery through a number of investments that will, among other things, aim to achieve uninterrupted water supply by 2016.
  • It says the review is necessary because the existing water infrastructure has become “unsustainable” with rising demand.


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Nairobi Water targets big consumers with smart meters


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  • The devices, to be initially installed for the top 10,000 water users, will record the amount of water consumed and remotely — through mobile and radio networks — convey the information back to centralised servers.
  • The devices will also generate consumption data to be used in detecting leaks and water diversions remotely and in real time.NWSC aims to connect 90,000 of its quarter of a million customers to the smart meters in five years, hoping to rid its system of illegal connections and inaccurate billings.

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Nairobi residents seek class action over land rates increase

City Hall, the Nairobi County government headquarters. Photo/FILE

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  • Kenya Alliance of Residents Association seeking to have all property owners in Nairobi County made parties in the case filed last week by Kaputiei Residents Association.
  • The application is challenging an increase in rates from 17 per cent to 34 per cent.
  • Kaputiei was granted orders to pay the old rates, pending the hearing and determination of the case.

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Karen ‘Out of Africa’ gardens up for sale at Sh800 million
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