Murang‘a Water and Sanitation Company (MUWASCO) was established in 2006 as a body
corporate with a mandate of providing water and sewerage services to Muranga town and its
environs. The company operates under a Water Services Provision Agreement (SPA) signed with
Tana Water Works Development Agency who is the current Asset owner and the ownership will
transit to the County Government of Murang’a. The company is licensed by the Water Services
Regulatory Authority (WASREB). Under the SPA, MUWASCO is mandated to provide water
and sewerage services to all residents within its jurisdiction in an efficient and economic manner
and within the confines of the Water Act 2016, water and sanitation guidelines and the
Constitution of Kenya. The County Government of Murang‘a is represented in the Board of
MUWASCO‘s area of coverage includes Murang‘a town and its environs. The total area covered
is 145 Kilometers square with an estimated population of about 75,000 people. The area covered
includes Mbiri, Township, Kimathi and Mugoiri wards. Water supply in the town has come a
long way from the pre colonial days when supply was via four bore holes. With the increased
demand, there has been a need to improve the quantity and quality of water provided to the
residents. The company currently has 82 permanent staffs and some on secondment.
Currently, MUWASCO has over 15,000 registered connections out of which 13,000 are active.
The main water source is Kiawambeu with a production capacity of 15000m 3 but currently
producing 11000m 3 and Kayahwe which produces 4000 m 3 . The Company operates Karii
Sewerage treatment facility which services 4000 sewerage connections.
MUWASCO has its head office in Murang‘a town, at the junction of Nairobi – Murang‘a road
and Kangema road. The town lies 85 kilometres North-East of Nairobi, capital City to Kenya.
Most of the area covered by the Company is hilly.