Kisumu Water and Sanitation Company (KIWASCO) becomes the second Water Service Provider (WSP) in Kenya to receive an 8-year water and sanitation provision license under the Water Act 2016 and all other   regulations and guidelines.

Photo/file: The License

The license was issued by the Regulator, Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB), having met all the license conditions. KIWASCO is now referred to as a Commercially Viable Water Service Provider Ref No. WASREB/LSA/1LIC/80. Eight years is the maximum period a Water Service Provider can be issued with an operating license making this a big achievement for Kiwasco fraternity.

Receiving this license comes with a number of advantages that include; Operation upto the year 2030 without going through the rigorous process of license renewal. It also positions the company as commercially viable entity hence increases the chances of access to commercial financing, public private partnerships (PPP) and donor partnerships. It also gives us ample time to implement all the approved water and sanitation projects in the said period.  

Board Chairman Mr. Vinod Patel and a section of the board during the presentation of the License

We are happy because this puts us on the path of achieving our vision “to being the most admired service provider”, as it will offer stability that will enable us improve efficiency in our operations, enhance customer experience and above all increase our water coverage to the unserved and undeserved parts of the city.

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