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Photo: Acting Chief Officer for Water, Environment and Natural Resources Moses Weunda during the lunch of the 2015-2030 Water Master Plan at Camunya Hotel in Ugunja Thursday.

BUSIA UNVEILS PLANS TO CONSERVE WATER CATCHMENT AREAS

Busia County Government has unveiled plans to conserve catchment areas and protect existing dams, County Executive Committee Member for Water, Environmental   and Natural Resources Dr Isaac Alukwe has said.

Addressing   county’s technical stakeholders on issues of water during the lunch of the 2015-2030 Water Master Plan at Camunya Hotel in Ugunja Thursday, Dr Alukwe said  the  Master Plan will identify and address the challenges the water department  is facing in its bid to provide water to the county residents. 

“We are expecting to see an analysis on existing dams and how the sediment transport is likely to affect them.  This is very important in strategizing on how to plan and develop catchment conservations for protecting our dams,” he said.

Dr Alukwe said  that out of the Master Plan the ground water map  will be drawn to assist  in determining areas suitable for drilling water to avoid  situations where  ‘ water boreholes are drilled all over ,”  that the county has in the previous wasted  a lot of money  to drill water on unsuitable areas.

“It should be clear in the county where do we expect to have good yields of the ground water,” Dr Alukwe who was accompanied by his Chief Officer Moses Weunda, added.

He took on contrators who are yet   to complete their projects warning that their contracts would be terminated if they will not have completed their work within three months.

County Director  water services Joseph Olubero  said  Busia  has a lot of water resources  but has not been fully exploited, noting that the  Master Plan  will help to develop  water both  domestic and  waste water services.

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