The CWWDA covers an area of approximately 83,630Km2 which runs across 6 counties namely Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Lamu and Tana River. In each of these counties, there is a Water Service Provider to oversee the supply of water and sewerage services to the residents. These are Mombasa Water Supply and Sanitation Company (MOWASSCO), Kwale Water & Sewerage Company (KWAWASCO), Kilifi-Mariakani Water & Sewerage Company (KIMAWASCO), Malindi Water & Sewerage Company (MAWASCO), Taita-Voi Water & Sewerage Company (TAVEVO), Lamu Water & Sewerage Company (LAWASCO) and Tana Water & Sewerage Company (TAWASCO).
Under the Water Act of 2016 the mandate of the Coast Water Works Development Agency is to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation infrastructure within the Coast region. The main transmission pipelines, including Mzima, Baricho, Marere and Tiwi – Likoni lines are maintained by the CWWDA. Pipeline patrols are critical in ensuring that leaks and bursts are detected and attended to on time to avoid wastage of the resources. The Mzima pipeline which was developed from 1953 is prone to leaks and bursts. Over the last decade the Agency has developed major key infrastructure including the recently completed project of drilling and equipping of 3 additional boreholes in Baricho, development of the 56Km 500mm diameter Malindi – Kilifi water pipeline, the development of the 37Km 400mm diameter Malindi - Gongoni water pipeline, and construction of a 5,000m3 storage reservoir at Kilifi.
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