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Water, Energy, Mining, Wildlife and Natural Resources

Tana River County water system falls in the Tana and Athi river basins with Tana basin taking about 90% while Athi takes about 10%. Apart from the aforementioned river there exist other seasonal rivers (laggas), forming sub catchments which all drain west –east to river Tana basin. These seasonal sub catchments and laggas are Hirimani in Tana North, Galole in Tana River and Kokani in Tana Delta sub counties.

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To Provide healthy and clean water, protect, develop and manage natural resources for environmental stability and socio-economic advancement for Tana River County.

Core Values and Principles

Organization of the Department

Directorate Functions & Core Mandate

  • Develop water and sanitation infrastructure
  • Rehabilitate and augmentation of existing water utilities
  • Coordinate water and sanitation service provision (Operation and Maintenance)
  • Co-ordinate water and sanitation development programs by other stakeholders
  • Conserve, protect and control of water catchment areas
  • Develop water and sanitation infrastructure
  • Rehabilitate and augmentation of existing water utilities
  • Coordinate water and sanitation service provision (Operation and Maintenance)
  • Co-ordinate water and sanitation development programs by other stakeholders
  • Conserve, protect and control of water catchment areas

Hola water supply is the largest and one of the 3 water supplies being run by Tana Water and Sanitation Co. (TAWASCO). Others are Garsen and Ngao w/supplies. This water supply is an old treatment works that was constructed 1971 to serve a small population of Hola town. Its ultimate design period has since expired by 23 years. Normal design period is 20 years. It serves Hola town, and its environs i.eMalindiyaNgwena, WattaKone, Mikinduni, Emaus, Makutano and Kalkacha.

The county government is in the process of expanding the water supply through world bank. The new WaSSIP project is an expansion and rehabilitation of the Hola water supply. It is a World Bank funded project through Coast Water Services Board under Water and Sanitation. Improvement Program (Wassip) to increase daily water production by 1200M3

Mnazini water supply is a bore hole which can produce 26m3/hr. However during the year under review, a 5m3/hrpump was installed and the site handed over by National Water Conservation and Pipeline Co-operation to Kibaoni residents.

Kone water supply is the only reliable source of water in Kone sub location. It is a is 72m bore hole at lagaKokani which pumps 6m3/hr and gets power from a18kva generating set.
It has two elevated tanks of 10m3, 5m3 with another 10m3 surface tank 300meters away.

 

  1. Rural water and sanitation services.
  2. Provision of water and sanitation service in small and medium towns without formal service providers
  3. Water harvesting (specific to counties)
  4. Urban water and sanitation services with formal service provision including water, sanitation and sewerage companies
  • Promote energy conservation and develop relevant renewable energy technologies;
  • Training on alternative energy efficiency strategies
  • Promote collaboration and cooperation with stakeholders on programmes focussing on renewable energy sources

Mining activity which deals with mineral exploration mainly Gypsum. Gypsum is one of the minerals that is found in large quantities in this county.It is mainly found in Tana North District especially in the area of Bilbil , Charidende,Madogo and Bangali. Gypsum is a very soft sulphate mineral composed of calcium sulphate dihydrate . It is the most common sulphate mineral inthe world .Although it has many uses the world over, in Kenya, gypsum is commercially mined for use as a component of Portland cement where its function is to prevent flash setting of concrete. It is therefore an important construction material that has been used for thousands of years.

Almost all the gypsum mined from Tana River county is sold to 5 cement manufacturing companies located in Athi River. These are: Athi River Mining, Bamburi Portland Cement, East African Portland Cement, Savanna Cement and Simba Cement.

Currently, all the gypsum used in all these cement factories in the country is either sourced from Tana River county or imported. This sector plays an important role in socio- economic development .The mining sub- sector has potential of significantly contributing to the counties economy

I wish to invite investors to set up cement factories in this county.This will create more job opportunities for locals hence reducing the high rate of poverty .

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