Kajiado Town in Kenya faces a number of serious water challenges, both in runoff management as well as in water supply.
1. Rainwater runoff (storm water) draining from the increasing number of roofs and roads creates gullies in town and drags rubbish into the small rivers around town.
2. The town lacks a centralized water provision system. Private operators sell water from boreholes in town or truck water into town from sources further away. This water is expensive and not always of good quality..
3. Infiltration from latrine pits and sceptic tanks in town causes nitrate to seep into the groundwater layers, thereby polluting the groundwater reserves, several boreholes show high nitrate concentrations.
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