D&S HO NGO division under Asenath Kiprono recently completed an interesting and important series of installations in Lodwar, Turkana County for the Lodwar Water and Sanitation Company (LOWASCO). The installations comprised of large solar hybrid borehole pumping systems that will provide water for Lodwar town. The systems are noteworthybecause they are powered by solar PV arrays during the day and after dark the power source automatically switches to generators thus allowing 24 hour pumping and minimising running and maintenance costs by using clean, renewable
energy sources when available. The project was funded by the Japanese Aid Agency (JICA) and is a good example of the benefits of having a devolved system of government where
communities are empowered to select the most intelligent and appropriate solution for their water needs.