How increase in population affects the provision of sewerage systems in Nairobi County.

Authors: Jared Mogoi Bill Omambia*, RICLA ENVIRONCARE CONSULTANCY
Topics: Environment, Human-Environment Geography, Migration
Keywords: Urban population,
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Presentation File: Download

Over the last two decades, the population in Nairobi county has tremendously increased. This might be as a result of rural urban migration in search of better opportunities, improved health facilities across the county. Increase in population on the other hand has put a significant amount of pressure on environment. For instance, waste water( sewage) generated from homes in Nairobi County (NC), if left untreated and channeled to the right storages poses serious risks to the environment and public health.
There is a need therefore, for the Nairobi County Government to develop and implement seamless policies and regulations to provide adequate sewage infrastructure network to meet the demand of its increased population. This research used questionnaires as a way of collecting data from National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company. These are organizations with the mandate to conserve the environment in Kenya and design , construct an maintain the sewerage systems across Nairobi county respectively.
It was established that the current sewerage facilities are over starched to maximum capacity making the waste water to flow by the road sides on some estates of Nairobi county. This is because of lack of enough funds to construct enough drainage network across the county. Also the work force responsible for design, construction and maintaining the sewerage system for Nairobi county is not adequate to meet the increased demand. This makes response to sewerage emergencies slow .

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