Giving back to local communities has been a commitment of Davis & Shirtliff since its founding in 1946...

In 1962, one year pre-independence, Davis and Shirtliff installed a diesel propelled water pump at the Tabuga community borehole. In those days, the borehole was owned by a white settler who later sold the piece of land, in 1978, to the community.

The borehole pump served the community well for several years, before they opted to switch to a mains-powered pump. As the years went by, the running costs of the borehole sky-rocketed, and power to the borehole was often disconnected, leaving the community without any other convenient access to water. Through the D&S Improving Lives Initiative, D&S Nakuru branch have installed a solar powered well pump which pumps over 4000l of water per hour into two 10,000l elevated tanks. This newly installed pumping system, powered by an array of seventeen 335W solar panels, allows for the affordable distribution of water to the community. Present at the commissioning ceremony were, Nakuru Branch Manager, David Ngure, Nakuru branch staff, D&S HO staff, local community leadership and community members.