Mining Of Water Begins In Turkana Kenya

(Last Updated On: May 18, 2014)

lodwar town

250 billion cubic meters of water were discovered in Turkana in September last year at the foot of Mt Mogila in Loitikipi. This amount is enough to be used by Kenyans for the next 70 years.

Four boreholes have already been successful sunk and pumps have been installed. One of the boreholes is using solar energy for power needed to provide electricity for the machines.

The current price of water in the area is sh30 per 20 litres. This will be reduced to around sh2 per 20 litres. The water pumped will be first supplied to Lodwar town. Irrigation of 15,000 acres will begin in Lodwar using the water from the reserve.