FAQs

Who is National Water Conservation & Pipeline Corporation?
National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation (NWCPC) is a State Corporation established under the State Corporations’ Act vide Legal Notice No. 270 of 24th June, 1988 Cap 446 of the Laws of Kenya.

What is our mandate?
It is mandated to develop state schemes i.e. construction of dams and water pans; development of canals; flood control works and drilling of boreholes. This has been the case since the enactment of the Water Act, 2002.

Where are our offices?
Our head office is located on Dunga Road, Industrial Area, Nairobi.
However, the Corporation is currently constructing an ultra-modern office block which is 71% complete. The scope of works under the project entails construction of a six storey office block with a basement for parking and accommodation of building services.

Drought mitigation
Since 2005/06 financial year, the Corporation has expanded the existing dykes and rehabilitated the damaged ones in areas of Budalang’i, Nyando, Garissa Town and along River Daua in Mandera. So far, NWCPC has rehabilitated the Yatta Furrow in Machakos in addition to Njoro Kubwa and Grogan Canals in Taita Taveta district. It has also started the development of a 54-km Rahole Canal from Denyere in Tana River to Lagdera in Garissa.

Smalls Dams / Pans
NWCPC has drilled and equipped over 1157No. boreholes across the country with a combined yield of about 14,980m3 of water per hour, which is enough to supply over 900,000 people with safe drinking water.
We have also constructed over 1,016No. small dams and pans that have increased water supply by over 18 million m3 within the arid and semi-arid lands which is adequate to serve approximately 2 million livestock and over 800,000 people as follows: