UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER

Drought effects can be reduced if all Kenyans save water

Water used to wash utensils or clothes can be recycled to wash the car or flush toilet

In Summary

• Leaked taps should promptly be repaired to prevent drips. 

• Storing water in tanks will also reduce crises when taps run dry. 

Pokot woman desperately opens a dry tap of a Kentank at Riongo Primary School in Tiaty, Baringo county on January 19
AVERTING CRISES: Pokot woman desperately opens a dry tap of a Kentank at Riongo Primary School in Tiaty, Baringo county on January 19
Image: JOSEPH KANGOGO

Due to the unpredictable weather outlook by the Met, Kenyans are encouraged to develop a water harvesting and saving culture.

First, all taps should be turned off tightly so that they don’t drip. When washing hands, clothes or dishes, use a filled basin as opposed to running water. This water can also be recycled to flush the toilet or wash the car.

Leaked taps should promptly be repaired to prevent drips. Kenyans are also advised to use low flow for showers and store water in tanks to reduce the possibility of drought when the taps run dry. 

 

PR officer Nanyuki Water Company