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Characterization of greywater from urban and peri-urban areas of Nakuru Municipality, Kenya

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:11 authored by James M. Raude, Benedict M. Mutua, Mathew C. Chemelil, Kirsten Sleytr
Kenya faces serious challenges regarding water and sanitation services. Despite many years of government investment, existing facilities continue to deteriorate and have also failed to meet the demand of increasing population. These challenges are particularly severe in rapidly growing settlements of urban poor. One such settlement is Nakuru municipality which has an average annual population growth of about 8%. The municipality’s sewerage connection is inadequate (11% coverage) and only serves middle and high income areas. This study used a semi-structured questionnaire aiming at characterizing and determining the composition of greywater, besides identifying existing water supply and lifestyle characteristics.



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RAUDE, J.M. ... et al, 2009. Characterization of greywater from urban and peri-urban areas of Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene - Sustainable development and multisectoral approaches: Proceedings of the 34th WEDC International Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18-22 May 2009, 6p.p.


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