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Tariff Details

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BOMET WATER COMPANY (BOMWACO) 2016/2017 2019/2020
Block Approved Tariff (Ksh)

Residential Household

0-6 Ksh 65
7-20 Ksh 75
21-50 Ksh 85
51-100 Ksh 100
100-300 Ksh 110
Above 300 Ksh 140

Commercial/Industrial

0-6 Ksh 70
7-20 Ksh 80
21-50 Ksh 95
51-100 Ksh 110
101-300 Ksh 120
Above 300 Ksh 150

Government Institutions

0-6 Ksh 70
7-20 Ksh 80
21-50 Ksh 95
51-100 Ksh 110
101-300 Ksh 120
Above 300 Ksh 150

Schools and Colleges

0-600 Ksh 75
601-1200 Ksh 80
Above 1200 Ksh 90

Water Kiosks

Per-M3 Fixed Charge Ksh.35

Resale at Water Kiosk

Per-20 Litres Fixed Charge Ksh.2

Bulk water supply

Per-M3 Fixed Charge Ksh.30

Water Bowser(Tanker)

Per-M3 Fixed Charge Ksh.125

Flat Rate (Un-metered)

Per-Month Fixed Charge Ksh.600

Prepaid Meters

Per-M3 Fixed Charge Ksh.0
Sewer Tariff
(i) Sewerage is charged at 75% of the water billed for all customers with a sewer connection. (ii) Disconnected water accounts shall be based on the average of the last three months’ sewer charges before the disconnection. (iii) Customers with no water connection: (a) Individual Domestic Customers without a metered source of water: flat rate of KSh. 300 per month. (b) All other customers: 75% of volume of water used as per the metered source of water.

Meter Rent

Size (Inches) Approved Tariff (Ksh)
inch 50
inch 50
1 inch 250
1 inches 250
2 inches 250
2 inches 450
3 inches 450
4 inches 800
Above 4 inches 1500

Water Deposits

Connection Type Approved Tariff (Ksh)
Domestic consumer (single dwelling) 1500.00
Domestic consumer (single connection serving more than one single dwelling including flats) consuming more than 200 cubic metres) 10000.00
Water kiosks where anticipated monthly consumption is
Less than 50m3 1000.00
Between 50m3 and 100m3 2000.00
Between 100m3 and 150m3 2500.00
More than 150m3 3000.00
Retail shops, workshops and offices consuming more than 10 cubic metres 3000.00
Bar, restaurant and lodgings more than 15 cubic metres 5000.00
Hotel class “C” and “D” less than 150 cubic metres 15000.00
Hospitals more than 150 cubic metres 20000.00
Minor construction site (temporary connection) less than 200 cubic metres 10000.00
Large construction site (temporary connection) more than 200 cubic metres 50000.00
Light industries less than 200 cubic metres 10000.00
Medium industries 200  to 300 cubic metres 15000.00
Heavy industries more than 300 cubic metres 20000.00
Health centres/dispensaries less than 150 cubic metres 5000.00
Schools/colleges/other institution more than 200 cubic metres 10000.00
Schools less  than 200 cubic metres 5000.00
Topping up of consumer deposit after disconnection based on actual average consumption for domestic consumers The actual cost subject to a minimum cost of 2,500.00

Other Charges

Service Approved Tariff (Ksh)
For special reading of a meter 200
For cutting off the supply at the request of the consumer 200
For turning on the supply otherwise than in respect of a first connection 200
For turning on the supply after a disconnection for non payment 500
Water bowser (own transport) per cubic metre 125
Water bowser by WSP 6m3 2500.00
Water bowser by WSP 8m3 3200
Water bowser by WSP 15m3 5500.00
For testing a meter at the request of the consumer where it is not found to register incorrectly to any degree exceeding 5 percent The actual cost subject to a minimum charge of 500.00
Exhauster Services (Company Exhauster) 4,000.00 for informal settlements and 5,000.00 for other customers.

Penalties

Penalty Description Approved Tariff (Ksh)
Self reconnection after cut off for non payment 5,000.00 and billing to be backdated from date of cut off.
Surcharge for illegal connection - Domestic 10,000.00 and regularise  connection
Surcharge for illegal connection—Commercial /school/college/hospital 40,000.00 and regularize connection
Surcharge for illegal connection-construction site 100,000.00 and regularise connection
Surcharge for illegal connection-industry 500,000.00 and regularise connection
Surcharge for tampering with meters (this to include meter removal ,reversing of meters etc) 5000.00
Surcharge for direct suction of water from the supply line using a pump 10000.00
Surcharge for meter loss or damage Cost of the meter

Targets for the Tariff Period

Indicator 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Water Coverage (%) 80 83 85 87
Water Quality (%) 100% compliance with the quality standards 100% compliance with the quality standards 100% compliance with the quality standards 100% compliance with the quality standards
Non Revenue Water (%) 50.2 44 42.1 38.8
Hours of Supply (Hrs) 17 18 19 20
Metering Ratio (%) 47 57 67 75
Collection Efficiency (%) 85 88 91 93
Resale at Kiosk (Ksh/20L) Ksh. 2 per 20 litres Ksh. 2 per 20 litres Ksh. 2 per 20 litres Ksh. 2 per 20 litres
Staff per 1000 connections 7 7 6 5
O&M Cost Coverage (%) 99 101 103 105

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