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Nairobi water begins four months of water rationing

The firm has planned to reduce water supply by 16 percent due to low rainfall from 550,000 cubic meters per day to 462,000 cubic meters/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 2 – City residents will in the next four months face water shortages as the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company begin water rationing.

The firm has planned to reduce water supply by 16 percent due to low rainfall from 550,000 cubic meters per day to 462,000 cubic meters.

The firm will review the situation every two weeks and keep the public notified of any changes.

“The long rains stopped in the first week of May 2016 as opposed to mid June. This means the recharge of the rivers has been poor and currently the flows are below normal affecting the recharge of the Ndakaini dam which is currently about 48 percent full,” the firm said earlier in a statement.

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