• Vacancy ! Vacancy! Vacancy!

    8 May 2019

    VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT                          9th May,2019


    Our vision is to be the leading provider of quality affordable water and sanitation to the residents of Taita -Taveta County. To achieve this we need to strengthen our human resources to fill in the positions of:


    BRANCH MANAGERS       (JOB REF: TVO/05/2019/001)      4 POSTS

    Job Purpose

    To provide leadership in the Branches and to give effective and efficient supply of water within the branch. Reporting to the ASSISTANT TECHNICAL MANAGER


    1. To provide leadership in the branch.
    2. Supervise operations and maintenance of water infrastructure
    3. Ensure prompt connections and disconnections of meters
    4. Keeps track of water produced and distributed
    5. Ensure provision of clean and potable water
    6. Prepare monthly reports
    7. Handle customer complaints.
    8. Monitor production and quality of water in designated areas.
    9. Ensure implementation of distribution schedules.
    10. Ensure timely achievement of set targets.
    11. Ensure water quality through timely and efficient treatment of water.
    12. Ensure test processes are carried out as per set quality standards and specifications.
    13. Liaise with maintenance staff to ensure timely maintenance of equipment to avoid interruption in water distribution.
    14. Prepares water distribution reports.
    15. Maintain records and logs of all maintenance or repairs performed.
    16. Support and appraise staff on job performance.
    17. Manage Branch stores and finances as per company policy.



    • Be a holder of Diploma in Water Engineering or Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Be a registered member of professional body will be an added advantage.
    • Satisfactorily work experience performance in related water utility or equivalent field for a period of five (3) years.
    • Proficiency in Computer skills
    • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
    • Be able to work for long hours past the stipulated time even on emergency
    • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity

    SANITATION OFFICER (TVO/05/2019/002)    1 POST

    Responsible for designing, implementation, operation and maintenance of waste water conveyance and treatment facilities and ensure provision of effective and efficient sewerage collection and treatment services. Reporting to the Assistant Technical Manager


    • Develop sectional strategies, policies and plans to facilitate achievement of organizations’ sanitation objectives
    • Directs, coordinates, controls and manages departmental operation and maintenance of waste water infrastructure to ensure that sewerage services are provided to the required standards
    • Continuously evaluate market demand for sewerage services and develop production, distribution and sewerage plans and strategies to meet demand
    • Write proposals and plans for water and sanitation interventions.
    • Develop and maintain good working relations with staff, customers and stakeholders
    • Develop sanitation section staff by ensuring that they are properly trained and motivated
    • Manage all sanitation projects, major and minor construction works
    • Monitor internal and external resources
    • Ensure proper management of sectional resources such as machinery through effective maintenance and repairs to maximize return on investment
    • Continuously monitor performance of waste water production and distribution process against required standards.
    • Oversee collection and treatment of waste water, excrement received in sewer networks and waste water treatment facilities.
    • Compile monthly technical reports, program/project documents and budgets.


    • Be a holder of Diploma in Water Engineering (Waste Water option) or Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Be a registered member of professional body will be an added advantage.
    • Satisfactorily work experience performance in related water utility or equivalent field for a period of three (3) years.
    • Proficiency in Computer skills.
    • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
    • Be able to work for long hours past the stipulated time even on emergency.
    • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity

    HUMAN REOURCE OFFICER TVO/05/2019/003      (1 POST)


    Ensure that suitably qualified multi skilled personnel are available to meet the organizations requirements and that efficient and economic use of human resource is maintained.

    Reporting to the Finance and Administration Services


    • To assist departmental heads in identifying manpower requirements training needs and in formulating and facilitating training programs.
    • To develop and maintain systems for recruitment, selection, orienting and placement of staff.
    • To deal with all industrial relations matters: disputes interpretation of various labour laws, staff regulations administration of the salaries and benefits package rewarding.
    • To develop and institute human resource and diversity policy matters of recruitment.
    • Performance appraisal, promotion, demotion and redundancy of employees in consultation with respective Heads of Departments and Sections.
    • Develop and Manage staff performance appraisal system
    • To ensure the company remains competitive and progressive in remuneration policies.
    • To ensure adequacy of staff welfare, safety and security at all working places.
    • To administer staff benefits and Schemes.


    • Be a holder of Diploma in Human Resource management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Be a registered member of a professional body.
    • Satisfactorily work experience performance in related field for a period of three (3) years.
    • Proficiency in Computer skills
    • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
    • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity

    Interested and qualified candidate should send their application letters with updated CVs, copies of educational certificates, professional qualification certificates and certificate of registration with a professional body where applicable.

    Take Note, Shortlisted candidates will be required to bring along their original certificates and testimonials during the interviews.

    Applications sent in a sealed envelope indicating the job reference number to the following address:

    The Managing Director,

    Tavevo Water and Sewerage Co. Ltd,

    P.O. Box 6-80300


    Or hand delivered to the Managing Director’s office in Sofia along C.I.T road. Voi, on or before the close of business on 24th May, 2019


    NB: Tavevo is an equal opportunity employer.

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    25 February 2019


    Tavevo Water and Sewerage Company wishes to notify all applicants of positions of Technical, Internal Audit, Business Development and Finance Managers which were earlier advertised in the daily Nation of 31st December, 2018 of the interview schedules as follows.

    1 Philemon Kachila TECHNICAL 11TH MARCH,2019 8.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m
    2 Patrick Wadu TECHNICAL
    3 Joseph G Karuria TECHNICAL
    4 Samuel Ngatia Mariga TECHNICAL
    5 Muthusi Seth Kyalo TECHNICAL 2.00 –  4.10 pm
    6 Raymond Masha Kazungu TECHNICAL
    7 Bengi Shadrack INTERNAL AUDIT 12TH MARCH,2019 8.00a.m – 1.00 pm
    8 Peter Shibira Odenyo INTERNAL AUDIT
    9 Raymond Emmanuel Samba INTERNAL AUDIT
    10 Onesmus Murimi Maina INTERNAL AUDIT
    11 Martin K Rono INTERNAL AUDIT 1.40 p.m – 5.00 p.m
    12 David James Sadimba INTERNAL AUDIT
    13 Wycliff Gekara Manani INTERNAL AUDIT
    14 Lawrence Kimatu INTERNAL AUDIT 13TH MARCH,2019 8.00 a.m-10.30 a.m
    15 Uruji Japheth Daido INTERNAL AUDIT
    16 Paul Makau BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 13TH MARCH,2019 11.00 a.m -2.20 p.m
    19 Getrude Kivunga BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 2.30p.m – 4.40 p.m
    21 Joseph Omariba FINANCE MANAGER   8.00 a.m

    – 12.30p.m

    22 Eldad Kitonga FINANCE MANAGER 14TH MARCH,2019
    23 Peter M Musili FINANCE MANAGER
    24 James Mwakiremba FINANCE MANAGER
    25 Joseph Madedo FINANCE MANAGER 1.00 p.m – 5.30p.m
    26 Patrick M Njeru FINANCE MANAGER
    27 George Otieno Ogol FINANCE MANAGER
    28 Bengi Shadrack FINANCE MANAGER
    29 Aggrey Mwachala FINANCE MANAGER   8.00 am – 11.20 a.m
    30 David Mutinda FINANCE MANAGER 15TH MARCH,2019
    31 Lawrence Kimatu FINANCE MANAGER
    32 Constance Marura FINANCE MANAGER 11.50 a.m-  3.10 p.m
    33 Kenneth M Munyao FINANCE MANAGER
    34 Laban Kinyai FINANCE MANAGER
    35 Peter M Odenyo FINANCE MANAGER   3.20 -4.20 p.m


    Candidates are required to bring with them the following document on the date of the interview.

    1. Original academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
    2. Original National Identity card/passport
    3. Clearance from; KRA, HELB, Ethics and Anticorruption Commission, Credit reference Bureau and certificate of good conduct.

    Interviews will be held at Tavevo Water and Sewerage company boardroom from 11th to 15th March, 2019

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  • Auditor General Report

    20 July 2018

    Auditor General Report for the year ended 30th June, 2017, click here to download.

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  • Amazing facts about water

    13 July 2017

    1. The average human body is made of 50 to 65 percent water.water

    2. Newborn babies have even more, ringing in at 78 percent water.

    3. A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds; a cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 pounds.

    4. A liter of water weighs 1 kilo; a cubic meter of water weighs 1 tonne.

    5. An inch of water covering one acre (27,154 gallons) weighs 113 tons.

    6. Water covers 70.9 percent of the planet’s surface.

    7. Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is salt water; the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, etcetera accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or is in the ground.

    8. There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.

    9. If all of the water vapor in our planet’s atmosphere fell as water at once and spread out evenly, it would only cover the globe with about an inch of water.

    10. More than one-quarter of all bottled water comes from a municipal water supply – the same place that tap water comes from.

    11. Approximately 100 billion gallons of water are used in Kenya per day; nearly half of that is used for thermoelectric power generation.water

    12. In a year, the average Kenyan residence uses over 100,000 gallons.

    13. Since the average faucet releases 2 gallons of water per minute, you can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth.

    14. A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day.

    15. At one drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons in a year.

    16. A bath uses up to 70 gallons of water; a five-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons.

    17. The first water pipes in the world were made from hollowed logs.

    18. Leaks in Nairobi City water supply system account for 36 million gallons of wasted water per day.

    19. There are around one million miles of water pipeline and aqueducts in the U.S. and Canada, enough to circle the globe 40 times.

    20. 748 million people in the world do not have access to an improved source of drinking water

    21. And 2.5 billion people do not have use of an improved sanitation facility.

    22. Some 1.8 billion people worldwide drink water that is contaminated with feces.

    23. The World Health Organization recommends 2 gallons per person daily to meet the requirements of most people under most conditions; and around 5 gallons per person daily to cover basic hygiene and food hygiene needs.

    24. On average, Kenyan resident uses about 10 gallons of water per day.

    25. On average, a European resident uses about 50 gallons of water per day.

    26. On average, a resident of sub-Saharan Africa uses 2 to 5 gallons of water per day.

    27. It takes .26 gallons of water to irrigate one calorie of food.

    28. (Yet it twater akes 26 gallons for one calorie of food when water is used inefficiently.)

    29. It takes 2.6 gallons of water to make a sheet of paper.

    30. It takes 6.3 gallons of water to make 17 ounces of plastic.

    31. It takes 924 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of rice.

    32. It takes 2,641 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans.

    33. It takes 3,962 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of beef.

    34. It takes 39,090 gallons of water to manufacture a new car.

    35. In developing nations women and girls are primarily responsible for collecting water; on average, 25 percent of their day is spent on this task.

    36. Collectively, South African women and children walk a daily distance equivalent to 16 trips to the moon and back to fetch water.

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  • Mzima Springs- our source

    13 July 2017

    mzima-springs_002Mzima Springs are a series of four natural springs in Tsavo National Park, Kenya. They are located in the west of the Park, around 48 km from Mtito Andei. The source of the springs is a natural reservoir under the Chyulu Hills to the north. The Chyulu range is composed of volcanic lava rock and ash, which is too porous to allow rivers to flow. Instead, rain water percolates through the rock, and may spend 25 years underground before emerging 50 kilometres away at Mzima. The natural filtration process gives rise to Mzima’s famously clear stream, which flows through a series of pools and rapids. Two kilometres downstream from the springs, the stream is blocked by a solidified lava flow and disappears below the surface again. Mzima is one of Tsavo’s most popular wildlife attractions owing to its resident populations of hippos and Nile crocodiles. Mzima’s isolation makes both species are dependent on its waters: other sources are too distant for them to reach by overland travel. The hippos also sustain an entire food chain. They browse the surrounding savannah by night and return to Mzima’s pools by day, where their dung fertilises the water. Fruiting trees such as date and raffia palms, waterberrys and figs grow beside the water, using their submerged roots to absorb nutrients. Their fruits are a source of food for vervet monkeys and a variety of birds. Below the water’s surface, the invertebrates which feed on the hippo dung are preyed on by fish and cormorants. The springs were made famous by wildlife film-makers Alan and Joan Root‘s 1969 nature documentary Mzima: Portrait of a Spring, which featured underwater footage of the hippos and crocodiles. They were also the subject of the Survival Special Mzima: Haunt of the Riverhorse in 2003, which featured the first footage of a hippo infanticide. In 2009, a prolonged drought proved catastrophic for Mzima’s wildlife. Starving game animals were driven to permanent water sources in their thousands, bringing them into competition with the resident hippos. The grassland surrounding the spring turned to desert and hippos began starving to death. In September 2009, only five remained, down from 70 in 2003, and journalists reported seeing carcasses floating in the pools.

    Source of Coast Water

    Mzima Springs, Marere, and Tiwi in Kwale County are the other sources of water (after Baaricho which supply 90 million litres per day). They supply 20 million litres a day to Voi, Mariakani, and the South Coast.

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  • Water Recycling

    13 July 2017

    Recycled water can satisfy most water demands, as long as it is adequately treated to ensure water quality appropriate for the use. The Treatment and Uses chart shows types of treatment processes and suggested uses at each level of treatment. In uses where there is a greater chance of human exposure to the water, more treatment is required. As for any water source that is not properly treated, health problems could arise from drinking or being exposed to recycled water if it contains disease-causing organisms or other contaminants.

    Recycled water can satisfy most water demands, as long as it is adequately treated to ensure water quality appropriate for the use.

    Uses for Recycled Water
    •toilet flushing
    •dust control,
    •construction activities
    •concrete mixing

    Although most water recycling projects have been developed to meet no potable water demands, a number of projects use recycled water indirectly for potable purposes. These projects include recharging ground water aquifers and augmenting surface water reservoirs with recycled water. In ground water recharge projects, recycled water can be spread or injected into ground water aquifers to augment ground water supplies, and to prevent salt water intrusion in coastal areas.

    While numerous successful ground water recharge projects have been operated for many years, planned augmentation of surface water reservoirs has been less common. However, there are some existing projects and others in the planning stages.

    The use of gray water at decentralized sites (see definition) for landscape irrigation and toilet flushing reduces the amount of potable water distributed to these sites, the amount of fertilizer needed, and the amount of wastewater generated, transported, and treated at wastewater treatment facilities. In other words, water reuse saves water, energy, and money. Decentralized water reuse systems are being used more in the arid west where long term drought conditions exist. Successful gray water systems have been operating for many years,. They can meet up to 50% of a property’s water needs by supplying water for landscaping. Recycling gray water saves fresh potable water for other uses, reduces the volume of wastewater going to septic systems and wastewater treatment plants, and increases infrastructure capacity for new users.

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  • Wise use of water

    12 July 2017

    Water is precious and vital to all life on our planet but there is only a limited amount of it. In Taita Taveta we are fortunate to have a plentiful supply of water and it can be difficult to understand why it is important to be careful with the water we use and to try to avoid waste. We use a great deal more water than we did in the past and our consumption is rising. Most of us don’t think about water. We all have bad habits when using water. These habits mean that we often use more water than we need to and create waste, without thinking of the impact. This is damaging to the environment and has a direct effect on our utility bills.

    Water efficiency is about reducing waste and thinking about the water we all use, changing bad habits into good habits. Saving water not only helps preserve the precious and limited resource for the future, but in turn provides a variety of benefits. Everyone can save money by saving water, not just those that pay for their water by meter. Producing and treating water requires a lot of energy and results in carbon emissions, as does heating the water for your shower or bath. Therefore, saving water will reduce your carbon footprint helping the environment.

    Everyone can do their bit to help protect our environment by not wasting water. Using water wisely within a community will help to achieve an environmentally sensitive place for people to live. By following the simple steps outlined in this factsheet, you will help to protect your local environment and minimize water pollution in your local water courses – key components of any sustainable community.

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  • Inauguration Of New Tavevo BOD.

    5 December 2014

    Tavevo Water has received new BOD. On Tuesday 2nd December 2014 the new directors were sworn in at the Tavevo boardroom.

    In Pictorial:



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  • From the county CEC

    27 October 2014


    I wish to bring the attention of all engineering professionals from Taita Taveta County to an advert in the Standard Newspaper of Wednesday 22nd October 2014 by Tavevo Water and Sewerage Company (a company wholly owned by the County Government) seeking to recruit a Technical Manager.

    In terms of structure we have arranged that The County Government will construct water service provision infrastructure and hand over to Tavevo Water and Sewerage company for operation and maintenance. Some projects will be managed by community based organizations (those that will operate efficiently).This is guided by existing laws and regulations.

    The County Government has had challenges in getting Engineers from the County to apply for Technical jobs. We are aware that the remuneration package for public service is not particularly enticing to professional engineers. While we are striving to improve this, there are limitations we have to live with.

    However I urge all qualified professionals who love our county to consider applying for the Job (and a few more which will soon be advertised by the County Government and Tavevo).

    I hasten to add my fellow county kin. Time comes when men and women must stand up and build their own county. Such a time is now. The destiny of our county is now in our very own hands. If each one of us can give 1-3 years of our lifetime to serve our county, we will have made our contribution to changing the course of the history of our county. And when the history of our county is finally written, let it be said that the great County of Taita Taveta was built by its own citizens, men and women, who made great sacrifices. Yes we can !
    County Executive Member – Water and Irrigation.

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  • Customer Care Lines

    16 October 2014

    To enhance communication we have call lines in all our zones and are available 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm

    Voi : +254 710 291 000 | +254 788 758 520

    Mackinnon : +254 790562328 | +254 788 758 522

    Wundanyi :  | +254 788 758 517

    we are committed to serve you efficiently.

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