Subject: Policy for buildings to have rainwater collection and storage systems

THAT, aware that Article 43 (1) (d) of the Constitution, 2010 states that every person has a right to clean and safe water in adequate quantities; further aware that paragraph 11 (b) of the Part Two of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution stipulates that County Government is to provide County public works and services including water and sanitation services; recognizing the provisions of Paragraph 8 of part two of the Forth Schedule of the Constitution, 2010 which states that county planning and development including housing is a function of the county government; concerned that most parts of the County especially informal settlements lack clean, safe, sufficient and affordable water, which has led to introduction of rationing of water by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company and untreated water supply businesses within the County; acknowledging that the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has continuously rehabilitated various sources of its water to ensure clean and adequate water supply in the County; noting that the increasing population in the County implies increasing demand for basic amenities such as water supply, which the County is unable to meet with the current water supply strategies; further noting that with proper planning, harvesting and storage, rain water can greatly supplement piped water in the County, this Assembly urges the County Executive in conjunction with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS)to develop a policy to compel all owners of buildings in the County to ensure that all buildings are fixed with rainwater collection and storage systems to provide water harvesting and conservation in the County.
Notice of Motion 12th September, 2019
Mover The Hon. James MWangi Wambui, MCA
Seconder Leah Supuko, MCA
Division None
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 21st July, 2020
Remarks Passed
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