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Water and Sanitation

Sources of Water in Nanyuki - Doldol

69.7% (n=627) of the Nanyuki – Doldol use rivers and streams as their main source of water during the dry season.

Quality of Water in Nanyuki - Doldol

The quality of water remained questionable as 81.3% (n=731) of the respondents within the Nanyuki - Doldol area accessed water from unsafe sources during the dry season such as open wells, ponds river and dams.

Distance to Water Sources in Nanyuki - Doldol

The distance to water source by the pastoralist and agricultural community in Mukogodo and daiga respectively varied significantly. 78% of the respondents covered a distance of 5Km.

Time Taken to Fetch Water in Nanyuki - Doldol

35.9% (n= 323) of the population in the area took more than 60 minutes to water sources during dry season. 31.6% (n=284) of the population took less than 60 minutes.

Water Consumption at Household Level in Nanyuki - Doldol

35% of the population got the recommended amount of 20 litres of water per person per day.

Water Treatment in Nanyuki – Doldol

82. 9% of the respondents who boiled their water before drinking. 14.4% reported in baseline survey reported that a staggering 83% of the population did nothing to their water drinking compared to only 6% in this final evaluation and the improved latrine coverage from 0.2% in 1994 to 52.2% in 2004 and the current 75%(95% n=672). Quite encouraging to note that 73% of the available latrines were in use.

Latrine Coverage in Nanyuki - Doldol

82. 9% of the respondents who boiled their water before drinking. 14.4% reported in baseline survey reported that a staggering 83% of the population did nothing to their water drinking. Latrine coverage from 0.2% in 1994 to 52.2% in 2004 and the current 75 % (95% n=672). It was quite encouraging to note that 73% of the available latrines were in use.

Water in Narok

Scarcity of water is touted as the major obstacle to development in Narok District.

The Narok DDP (2002-2008) estimated the average walking distance to the nearest water point to be 5km and 15km during wet and dry seasons respectively. The findings of this evaluation indicate that 49.4% of the respondents got their water within a distance of less than 2km, 28.3% within 2-4 and 12.8% within 5-10 km. while water still remains a big challenge within the area of operation there has been a great improvement in accessibility, quality and duration of availability in the year.

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