Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Program (LVWATSAN) is intended to improve waterand sanitation in Kisumu County.
It has been co-financed by the French Development Agency (AFD), European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Union (AITF) and Government of Kenya (GoK) at a cost of KShs. 7.5Billion (70m Eur).
Under LVWATSAN, two existing wastewater facilities- Kisat and Nyalenda Wastewater stabilization ponds will be rehabilitated and upgraded.
In addition, a new wastewater facility will be constructed near Otonglo area which is expected to treat 4,000m3/day of wastewater, and ensure that western part of Kisumu city is also sewered and does not contribute to environmental pollution.
The interventions are being implemented by Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency (LVSWWDA) on behalf of GoK.
The program will also rehabilitate Dunga water treatment plant, extend water and sewer networks, rehabilitate and upgrade existing sewerage facilities.
In line with growth of Kisumu city, the program will also expand the water supply and sanitation to the satellite towns of Maseno, Kiboswa and Ahero by construction of 107kms water supply and distribution network.
The project is being implemented over a period of five years from 2021 to 2025 to benefit additional 350,000 people in Kisumu city with clean water and safe sanitation.