Characterization of greywater from urban and peri-urban areas of Nakuru Municipality, Kenya

Kenya faces serious challenges regarding water and sanitation services. Despite many years of government investment, existing facilities continue to deteriorate and have also failed to meet the demand of increasing population. These challenges are particularly severe in rapidly growing settlements o...

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Main Authors: James M. Raude, Benedict M. Mutua, Mathew C. Chemelil, Kirsten Sleytr
Format: Default Conference proceeding
Published: 2009
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Online Access:https://hdl.handle.net/2134/31675
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Summary:Kenya faces serious challenges regarding water and sanitation services. Despite many years of government investment, existing facilities continue to deteriorate and have also failed to meet the demand of increasing population. These challenges are particularly severe in rapidly growing settlements of urban poor. One such settlement is Nakuru municipality which has an average annual population growth of about 8%. The municipality’s sewerage connection is inadequate (11% coverage) and only serves middle and high income areas. This study used a semi-structured questionnaire aiming at characterizing and determining the composition of greywater, besides identifying existing water supply and lifestyle characteristics.