Embu Water and Sanitation Company (EWASCO) Limited was incorporated as a company by Embu Municipal Council in March 2003. The Company became operational in March 2005 and the financial operations of the Company were separated from those of the Municipal Council in July 2005. After devolution the Company is wholly owned by the Embu County Government.
Water supply network coverage in 2005 was 23 km2 out of 80 km2(29% coverage) and has increased to 775 km2 in 2017 out of 975 km2(79.5% coverage). However, the total area presumed to be under EWASCO is approximately 1,200 sq. km
The population served in 2005 was 23,000 out of 60,000 (40%) and presently the population served by a total number of 26,000 accounts is estimated to be 175,000 out of 207,000 (85%)
EWASCO is a company wholly owned by Embu Municipal Council and its mandated to providing water and sewage services. The Community owns the Company by proxy as the Council is a trustee of the people. The Company is managed by nine directors at policy level and by a Corporate Management Team. Embu Water and sanitation has its fundamental goal and purpose as conserving, managing and protecting water resources for development.
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