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Utilities

Water, Electricity & Telecommunication

Water

Mombasa County heavily depend on water sources from outside the County for its portable needs. The water received from Mzizima, Baricho, Marere and Tiwi together accounts for 45600 m3d. Apart from these, the County also sources its Water from 452 shallow wells spread across the county, three permanent springs, four water pans and a number of borewells operated by private investors, NGOs and CBOs (10360 cubic meters per day). The water from these sources is saline, just meeting the acceptable levels. Maximum depth that can be drilled to access ground water ranges from 50-60 meters. The water is supplied through the following six main water supply schemes including Kisauni, Nyali, Island North, Island South, Likoni and Mainland West.

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Water Rationing

AREA

  DAYS RECEIVING WATER

  Kisauni

 Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

 Island

 Monday , Thursday, Friday

  Nyali

 Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

 Green wood area  - Monday, Thursday, Friday

 Likoni

·          Shika adabu, Ujamaa, Corner Mpya, Corner ya Zamani, Flats: -   Monday, Wednesday, Friday

·          Shelly Beach area Receives water at night only on: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

 West mainland

·          Chaani, Migadini, Umoja, Changamwe:   Monday, Thursday, Sunday

·          Magongo, Soweto, Dolphin: -  Sunday, Tuesday

·          Mikindani, Miritini, Jomvu:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Water Tariffs

Type of Customer

 Approved Tariff(Ksh./m3)

 Domestic/residential

 

 Consumption Block

 

 0 - 6m3

 Flat Rate Ksh. 450.00

 7 - 20m3

 85.00

 21 - 50m3

 105.00

 51 - 100m3

 140.00

 101 - 300m3

 180.00

 >300m3

 200.00

Commercial/Industrial/Government

 

Consumption Block

 

 0 - 6m3

75.00

 7 - 20m3

85.00

 21 - 50m3

105.00

 51 - 100m3

140.00

 101-300m3

180.00

 > 300m3

200.00

 Schools

 

 Consumption Block

 

 0 - 600m3

85.00

 601 - 1200m3

100.00

 > 1200m3

240.00

 Water Kiosk

35.00

Electricity 

Mombasa County is home to the 115MW Kipevu III Power Plant, with the Rabai Power Plant providing an additional 90MW around 15km from Mombasa’s industrial area. Reliability of power in the Coast region has improved 85% in the last 3 years, and an additional 800MW Power Plant is planned for the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zones (SEZ).

Power Generation in Mombasa.

  1. Kipevu Power Plant Kipevu I: 75MW          Kipevu II: 74MW          Kipevu III: 120MW

  2. Rabai Power Plant: 90MW

Total Generation: 359MW         Peak demand: 225MW

The Bulk Supply Point (BSP) substations in Mombasa:

  • Kipevu Hill Top 90MVA

  • New Bamburi 68MVA

  • Rabai 90MV


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Cost of Power

Method

 

Volts

Units

Energy Charges in KSH

DC- Lifeline

Applicable to Domestic consumers

240-415

10

12.00

DC- Ordinary

Applicable to Domestic consumers

240-415

10-15000

15.80

SC

Applicable to Non-domestic small commercial consumers

240-415

15000

15.60

CI1

Applicable to commercial and Industrial consumers.

3 phase four-wire

415

>15000

12.00 Unit Consumed.

6.00 per unit during off-peak hours.

Demand charge of 800.00 per kVA

CI2

Applicable to Commercial and Industrial consumers

11000

 

10.90 unit consumed.

5.45 per unit during off-peak hours.

Demand charge of 520.00 per kVA

CI3

Applicable to Commercial and Industrial consumers

33000

 

10.50 unit consumed.

5.25 per unit supply during off-peak hours.

Demand charge of 270.00 per kVA

CI4

Applicable to Commercial and Industrial consumers

66000

 

10.30 per unit consumed.

5.15 per unit supply during off-peak hours.

Demand charge of 220.00 per kVA

CI5

Applicable to Commercial and Industrial consumers

132000

 

10.10 per unit consumed.

5.05 per unit supply during off-peak hours.

Demand charge of 220.00 per kVA

SL

Applicable to public and County Government

240-415

 

Energy charge of 7.50 per unit consumed.

Telecommunication 

Mombasa county has a large scale telecommunication Infrastructure development capable of delivering efficient and affordable info- communication services with 100% mobile coverage, several Internet Service Providers (ISPs), cyber cafes thus recognized as a critical pre-requisite for the country’s economic growth.

Mombasa has become a landing port for all undersea cables for other landlocked countries in East Africa. Through the construction of the optic submarine fibre cable which started on April 2009 and was fully operational in September 2009 linked Mombasa to the world via Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. This factor made the County an attractive location for international carries to inter-connect with the region.

In these recent years Telecommunication sector has undergone rapid dynamism to the extent that its performance has a direct correlation with various other sectors such as banking and transport thus becoming a fundamental driver of the County’s economy.
 
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