WSUP and SHF collaborate to enhance NAWASSCO’s strategic business plan for improved sanitation

Themes: Gender Hygiene Utilities
Countries: Kenya Kenya-local

WSUP Kenya, with the support of the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF), has been instrumental in the recent review of the Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company (NAWASSCO) strategic business plan. This revision strongly emphasizes safely managed sanitation, aiming to significantly improve public health outcomes in Nakuru’s urban communities.

The new plan incorporates a dual approach, focusing on severed and non-sewered sanitation strategies. This ensures broader coverage and caters to the diverse needs of the urban population. Sewer network expansion and upgrades are planned alongside the adoption of innovative non-sewered solutions, including decentralized treatment systems. This collaborative effort between WSUP, SHF, and NAWASSCO signifies a commitment to achieving several key objectives:

  • Enhance safely managed sanitation: The plan aims to significantly increase the number of households with access to safe and reliable sanitation services.
  • Improved service delivery: NAWASCO will focus on enhancing the quality and reliability of sanitation services offered to residents.
  • Sustainable sanitation solutions: The plan promotes the adoption of innovative sanitation technologies that are both environmentally friendly and scalable.
  • Capacity building: The initiative strengthens the capacity of NAWASSCO and local stakeholders to effectively manage and maintain sanitation infrastructure.

The successful implementation of this strategic business plan is expected to have a transformative impact on Nakuru’s urban communities from 2024 to 2029. Residents will benefit from improved public health, reduced environmental pollution, and a better overall quality of life. Furthermore, the plan aligns with Kenya’s national development goals and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 6: ensuring access to clean water and sanitation for all.

This collaborative approach between WSUP and SHF is a model for addressing complex urban sanitation challenges. As NAWASSCO implements the revised plan, continued support and community and stakeholder engagement will be crucial for achieving its ambitious goals. Ultimately, this initiative paves the way for a healthier and more sustainable future for Nakuru’s urban residents.