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Tariff Details

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EMBU WATER AND SANITATION COMPANY LIMITED (EWASCO) 2019/20 2022/23
Block Approved Tariff (Ksh)

Residential Household

0-6 Fixed Charge Ksh.45
7-20 Ksh 60
21-50 Ksh 70
51-100 Ksh 80
100-300 Ksh 95
Above 300 Ksh 130

Commercial/Industrial

0-6 Ksh 70
7-20 Ksh 70
21-50 Ksh 70
51-100 Ksh 80
101-300 Ksh 95
Above 300 Ksh 130

Government Institutions

0-6 Ksh 70
7-20 Ksh 70
21-50 Ksh 70
51-100 Ksh 80
101-300 Ksh 95
Above 300 Ksh 130

Schools and Colleges

0-600 Ksh 0
601-1200 Ksh 0
Above 1200 Ksh 0

Water Kiosks

Per-M3 Fixed Charge Ksh.35

Resale at Water Kiosk

Per-20 Litres Fixed Charge Ksh.2

Bulk water supply

Per-M3 Fixed Charge Ksh.0

Water Bowser(Tanker)

Per-M3 Fixed Charge Ksh.0

Flat Rate (Un-metered)

Per-Month Fixed Charge Ksh.0

Prepaid Meters

Per-M3 Fixed Charge Ksh.0
Sewer Tariff
a) Consumers with a Water Connection Sewerage volumes for customers with a water connection shall be determined at 75% of the volume of water consumed at the tariff of water specified in 1.1 above. b) Consumers without a Water Connection Sewerage consumers without a water connection shall be charged as follows:  Domestic (Single dwelling unit): Ksh. 300 Per Month  All other categories: 75% of the volume of water consumed, as per the metered source, at the rates specified in 1.1 above.

Meter Rent

Size (Inches) Approved Tariff (Ksh)
inches 50
inches 100
1 inch 250
1 inches 250
2 inches 250
3 inches 450
4 inches 800
6 inches 1250
8 and above 2000

Water Deposits

Connection Type Approved Tariff (Ksh)
Domestic 2500
Retail shops less than 10m3 3000
Retail shops more than 10m3 3500
Bar, restaurants less than 15 m3 4000
Bar, restaurants more than 15 m3 6000
Hotel class “A” and “B” less than 150 m3 12000
Hotel class “A” and “B” more than 150 m3 15000
Hotel class “C” and ‘D’ less than 150 m3 18000
Hotel class “C” and ‘D’ more than 150 m3 20000
Hospitals more than 150 m3  20000
Health centres less than 150 m3 12000
Schools and other institutions more than 200 m3 20000
Schools less than 200 m3 10000
Minor construction sites more than 200 m3 15000
Major construction sites more than 300 m3 50000
Light industries less than 200 m3 30000
Medium industrial between 200 m3 and300 m3 50000
Heavy industries more than 300 m3 100000
Water Kiosks 5000
Customers with only sewer connection to be charged a deposit equivalent to water connection

Other Charges

Service Approved Tariff (Ksh)
New water connection fee – Connection size: ½ inch to 1 inch 2500
New water connection fee – Connection size: 1.5 inches to 3 inches 7500
New water connection fee – Connection size above 3inches 15000
Water Reconnection fee – at meter point 1000
Water Reconnection fee – at mains 5,000 and double deposit
Tanker – 8000, 16,000 litres 2,500, 5,000 respectively per tanker within EWASCO area for all consumers
Sale of water Per M3 at bowsing point (own tanker) 80
Replacement of stolen or damaged meters 100% of the market cost of the meter
Meter testing on request 500
Sewer Connection- Residential/ Domestic 5000
Sewer Connection- Commercial, Government, schools, Universities and Colleges 7500
Sewer Connection- Industrial 15000
Private sewer unblocking 2500
Leak detection services 1000
Sewer Reconnection fee 15000
Statement of account fees 200
For cutting off the supply at the request of the consumer 200
For turning on the supply otherwise than in respect of a first connection 200
Exhauster Services (Company Exhauster) 5,000 for other customers and 4,000 for informal settlements
Private Exhausters (Dumping into the company’s sewer system) 15,000 per Truck per month

Penalties

Penalty Description Approved Tariff (Ksh)
Illegal water connection, -Commercial, Industry, Construction (Fraud) 100,000 plus estimated consumption during the period of the illegality
Illegal water connection, (Fraud) – Domestic 30,000 plus estimated consumption during the period of the illegality
Overcharging (fraud) at water kiosk 15000
Illegal sewer connection- Commercial, Industry, Construction 100000
Illegal sewer connection- Domestic, Government, schools, Universities & Colleges 30000
Self-reconnection after cut off for non-payment 5,000 and billing to be backdated from date of cut off
Surcharge for tampering with meters (this to include meter removal, reversing of meter etc) 5000
Surcharge for direct suction of water from the supply line using a pump 10000

Targets for the Tariff Period

Indicator 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022 2022/2023
Water Coverage (%) 94 96 97 98
Water Quality (%) 100 100 100 100
Non Revenue Water (%) 36 33 30 27
Hours of Supply (Hrs) 24 24 24 24
Metering Ratio (%) 100 100 100 97
Collection Efficiency (%) 92 94 95 95
Resale at Kiosk (Ksh/20L) 2 2 2 2
Staff per 1000 connections 4 4 4 4

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