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Fees and Water Charges

The Water Service Regulatory Board a new tariff Structure for Kericho Water and Sanitation Company Limited (KEWASCO) in line with Water Act 2002 Section 73 (5)

By Extension Therefore KEWASCO gives Notice to all Existing and potential water and sewerage customers of KEWASCO that the Structure of Approved Tariff for Water Services  for the  Financial Year 2015/16 , 2016/17 and 2017/18 is as follows.

1. 0    Water Tariff Structure for Year 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Type of Customer Consumption Block in M Approved Tariff

Domestic/Residential/ Government
Institutions

 

KSh./ M3

 

0-6

270 (Flat Rate)

 

7-20

65.00

 

21-50

85.00

 

51-100

100.00

 

101-300

120.00

 

300 and above

140.00

 

 

 

Commercial/Industrial

 

 

 

0-6

270 (Flat Rate)

 

7-20

70.00

 

21-50

90.00

 

51-100

105.00

 

101-300

125.00

 

300 and above

145.00

 

 

 

Standpipes/Kiosks

 

35

 

 

 

Public Schools, Universities and Colleges

 

 

 

0-600

50.00

 

601-1200

70.00

 

1200 and above

90.00

 

1.1    Sewerage Tariff

(a) Sewerage is charged at 75 per cent of the water billed for all customers with sewer connection.  Disconnected water accounts shall be charged based on the average of the last three months’ sewer charges before the disconnection.

(b) Customers with no water connection:

(i)  Individual Domestic Customers: flat rate of KSh. 300 per month;

(ii) All other customers: 75 per cent of volume of water used as per the metered source of water.

2.0   Miscellaneous Charges

2.1  Meter Rent per Month

Meter rent

Size (Inches)

Approved (KSh)

1/2"

50

3/4"

50

1"

250

11/2"

250

2"

250

21/2”

450

3"

450

4"

800

> 4"

1,500

 

2.2. Deposits

Water Deposit
Connection Type Approved (KSh.)

Domestic consumer (single dwelling)

1,500

Domestic consumer (single connection serving more than one single dwelling including flats) consuming more than 200 cubic metres

10,000

Water Kiosks where anticipated monthly consumption is

 

Less than 50M3

1,000

Between 50M3 and 100M3

2,000

Between 100M3 and 150M3

2,500

More than 150M3

3,000

Retail shops, workshops and offices consuming more than 10 cubic metres

3,000

Bar, restaurant and lodgings more than 15 cubic metres

5,000

Hotel class 'A' and 'B' less than 150 cubic metres

10,000

Hotel class 'C' and 'D' more than 150 cubic metres

15,000

Hospitals more than 150 cubic metres

20,000

Minor construction site (temporary connection) less than 200 cubic metres

10,000

Large construction site (temporary connection) more than 200 metres

50,000

Light industries less than 200 cubic metres

10,000

Medium industries 200 to 300 cubic metres

15,000

Heavy industries more than 300 cubic metres

20,000

Health centres/dispensaries less than 150 cubic metres

5000

Schools/colleges/other institutions more than 200 cubic metres

10,000

Schools less than 200 cubic metres

5,000

Topping up of consumer deposit after disconnection based on actual average consumption for domestic consumers

The actual cost subject to a minimum cost of 2,500.00

 

2.3    Other Charges

Service

Approved (KSh.)

For special reading of a meter

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

For turning on the supply after a disconnection for non payment

500

Water Bowser (own transport)per cu.m

180

Water Bowser  by WSP 6M3

2,500

For testing a meter at the request of the consumer where it is not found to register incorrectly to any degree exceeding 5 per cent

The actual cost subject to a minimum charge of 500.00

Exhauster Services(Company Exhauster)

5,000.00 for other customers and 4,000.00 for informal settlements

Private Exhausters

(Dumping into the company’s sewer system)

15,000.00 per Truck per month

 

Penalties Approved (KSh.)

Self reconnection after cut off for non payment

5,000.00 and billing to be backdated from date of cut off

Surcharge for illegal connection- Domestic

10,000.00 and regularize connection

Surcharge for illegal connection- Commercial/ school/ college/ hospital

40,000.00 and regularize connection

Surcharge for illegal connection- Construction site

100,000.00 and regularize connection

Surcharge for illegal connection- Industry

500,000.00 and regularize connection

Illegal connection sewerage

Charges equal to those of illegal connections of water per category

Surcharge for tampering with meters (this to include meter removal, reversing of meter, etc)

5,000.00

Surcharge for direct suction of water from the supply line using a pump

10,000.00

Surcharge for meter loss or damage

Cost of the meter

 

3.0     Analysis of Cost Structure

Below is the summary of the cost structure that makes up the total costs incurred by KEWASCO:

Expenditure Item 2015/16  2016/17

2017/18

 

KSh.

KSh.

KSh.

Operations

127,558,724

135,049,671

141,756,519

Maintenance 

5,756,518

6,011,570

6,279,376

Regulatory Levy

1,949,920

1,879,094

1,946,009

WSB Administrative Fees

25,594,167

23,543,408

23,273,526

Minor Investments

14,300,000

6,300,000

10,500,000

Total Costs

175,159,329

172,783,743

183,755,430

Projected Rev. (KShs)

175,492,795

172,876,642

184,870,813

O&M Cost Coverage (%)

100%

100%

101%

 

4.0     Conditions Attached to the Tariff Approval

(i) Service Delivery Targets

Target 2015/16  2016/17  2017/18

Water Coverage (%)

81%

82%

84%

Water Quality Standards (%)

100% Compliance with the Quality Standards

Non Revenue Water (%)

32.03

31

28

Hours of Supply (Hrs.)

23

23

23

Staff per 1000 Connections

9

8

7

Metering Ratio (%)

85

90

95

Collection Efficiency (%)

90

92

95

Resale at Kiosk

Regulate resale by kiosk vendors at KSh. 1 per 20-litres. Tariffs at kiosks must be displayed at strategic points for public awareness

(a) Performance Evaluation: Performance targets to be met and ascertained by WASREB, at the end of the 1st year of the tariff period. Non achievement of the set targets without justifiable cause shall lead to penalty.

(b) Regulatory Levy: The WSP shall remit the regulatory levy on monthly basis being 1 per cent of the Billings as per Legal Notice No. 36 of 2008