Garissa Water and Sewerage Company (GAWASCO), is located in Garissa Township Garissa County. The utility was incorporated under the Company’s Act (Cap 486) of the laws of Kenya as a public company limited by shares in September 2006. This was as a result of the enactment of Water Act 2002 (repealed by Water Act 2016), which brought about far reaching water sector reforms in Kenya separating water resources management from services delivery.

Garissa Water and Sewerage Company (GAWASCO) was contracted by Northern Water Services Board (NWSB) to provide water and sewerage services in Garissa Municipality. GAWASCO sources its water from Tana River and boreholes at Ziwani. GAWASCO has a system design capacity of 26,000 m3 per day. The new treatment works and Ziwani borehole have 24,000m3 and 2,000m3 per day respectively. However, the New treatment has design flaws leading to an average production capacity of 14,000m3/day. The production capacity varies with turbidity.


Vision: Sustainable, adequate and quality water for social economic wellbeing of Garissa County


Mission: To facilitate access to sustainable and equitable water services and effective management of water sources