As a result of the KWUA Capacity Study findings, a new project was initiated, June 2020, to provide reliable, affordable power supply for KWUA. Lack of reliable power supply has been identified as a primary factor that inhibits KWUA from delivering potable water to local villagers, particularly in the high demand, dry season.
EWB-APC is working to progress a project that will provide a robust, reliable power supply mix to KWUA to assure that the pumps are able to operate and deliver the water requirements to the system end users.
The project will be implemented in two phases. Phase 1 will assure reliable back-up power supply is available. Please refer to this Facts Sheet for more detail on Phase 1 of the project. And Phase 2 will address power supply affordability which will support long-term power supply reliability as well as the sustainability of the overall operation.
As of September 2020, we are very close to submittal of the Implementation Plan and Package for Phase 1. We are looking forward to having the project implemented and reliable back-up power supply available by the end of October 2020.