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

Name of Client:

Water Sector Trust Fund/World Bank


Nakuru County

Contract Period:

Septemer 2016 – June 2018

Actual Description of Services:

Naivasha Water Sewerage and Sanitation (NAIVAWASS) is a corporate entity established under company act, cap 486 of laws of Kenya as an agent of Rift Valley Water Services Board with mandate of providing water and sanitation services within Naivasha Municipality and its environs on self-sustaining basis.  The company abstracts water from several boreholes located at various regions in Naivasha Sub-County.  The proposed project for Kayole – Mirera water supply project is aiming at reinforcing the water supply of Kayole and Mirera areas.

The mandate of area water supply is with the Naivasha Water Supply and Sanitation Company (NAIVAWASS).  This proposed water supply project falls in the NAIVAWASS area. The water supply coverage of NAIVAWASS in the project area currently is not able to adequately serve the residents. Currently only 4000 people are being served by NAIVAWASS in Mirera. However, the proposed project is aiming at supplying a population of approximately 36,038 currently and about 65,188 people by the year 2035.

Upon successful implementation, the project will increase the length of the distribution line as well as the overall number of connections.  Subsequently more people shall have access to piped water and this is the main objective of the project. The project target area is a mix of middle class and poor rural dwellers

Services Provided by the Firm Staff.

  1. Establish the subproject baseline for the WSP (NAIVAWASS) 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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