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Buildings management urged to install rain harvesting systems

Davis & Shirtliff CEO David Gatende says will help avert a water shortages post-rainy seasons, reduce average household consumption leading to lower water bills/file


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 6 – Water and energy solutions company Davis & Shirtliff is advising that all new buildings including houses, apartments, offices, schools and industrial sites to install rainwater harvesting systems to reduce consumption and help drive down utility bills.

The company is calling for the consideration of a law to require all new buildings to be fitted with systems that divert rainwater from gullies into storage tanks, treated and pumped for various use including household and industrial.

Davis & Shirtliff CEO David Gatende says will help avert a water shortages post-rainy seasons, reduce average household consumption leading to lower water bills.

According to the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, the last National Water Master Plan was developed in 1992 when the country’s population was 20 million people while the total water demand was around 1 billion cubic metres per year.

By 2030, it is estimated Kenya will need approximately 13 billion cubic metres of water annually.

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