Baseline Survey Report Assessment and Determination of the Project Status, Embu Water and Sanitation Company (EWASCO)

Name of Client:

Water Sector Trust Fund/World Bank


Embu County

Contract Period:

September 2016 – June 2018

Actual Description of Services:

Contracted by Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) to provide water and sanitation services within Embu town and its environs.  EWASCO’s service area is approximately 1,000 km2 and has an estimated population of 456,269.

The proposed waste water treatment system project will be implemented by Embu Water and Sanitation Company Ltd (EWASCO) as the proponent and an Agent of Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) which manages the water and sewerage system for Embu town and its environs. The proposed site of sewage treatment plant to supplement the existing facility is to be built at the confluence of Rupingazi River and Kamiugu Stream as recommended in the report by consultants for the design.

Services Provided by the Firm Staff.

  1. Establish the subproject baseline for the WSP (EWASCO) whom expressed interest for financing under the OBA, against which the outputs linked to subsidy disbursement, will be measured and verified as claimed by the WSP.
  2. Confirm that the subsidy eligibility criteria have been met,
  3. Verify subproject costs,
  4. Report the findings to the WSTF and make a recommendation for payment of subsidy to qualifying WSPs.
  5. To undertake a baseline survey of each WSP to determine the technical, financial, environmental and social soundness and viability of the proposed sub project
  6. To verify the target areas under Maji Data and if not in Maji Data, to check whether they exhibit characteristics of a low income area either as an urban poor or rural area.
  7. Document the output targets to be achieved by the subproject investment against which subsidy funds will be disbursed and ensure the project works do not exist and are not in place
  8. Check that the proposed areas meet the pro-poor targeting method under the project and proposed investment cost and subsidy are within the cap
  9. Assess the reasonability of the projected investment costs
  10. Carry out a socio-economic survey to help assess the project impacts at a later stage

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