Email: info@embuwater.co.ke

About us


Our company

Embu water and Sanitation Company Limited

18Years’ Providing water in Embu county

Our Core Values


Our customers are the reason for existence and success. We shall always pursue the highest standards in all that we do in order to provide quality services that exceed customer expectations.


We uphold honesty, fairness, transparency and shall be accountable for our decisions and actions.


We care for the environment and shall pursue conservation and sustainable practices.


We are a learning organization that embraces creativity and innovativeness for the best outcomes.


We work as a team and collaborate with all stakeholders in the realization of our mandate.

Embu Water and Sanitation Company (EWASCO) was incorporated as a private company limited by ordinary share capital by Embu Municipal Council in March 2003. The Company became operational in March 2005 and the financial operations of the Company were separated from those of the Municipal Council in July 2005. The company is wholly owned by the Embu County Government (ECG). The Company’s mandate is to provide water and sanitation services within Embu County serving four constituencies namely Manyatta, Runyenjes, Mbeere South and Mbeere North. EWASCO has two main water sources: Rupingazi and Thuci intake works for the Kanyuambora supply. The Company relies on gravitational flow for water distribution.
EWASCO has a Board of Directors which is responsible for overall leadership through provision of oversight and policy guidance. The board has the responsibility of establishing and maintaining full and effective control over the strategic, financial and operational direction of the company as well as ensuring compliance to policies and procedures.

Safe, sustainable water and effective sanitation services to our customers

To provide quality, reliable, and affordable water and sanitation services through environmentally friendly technologies


Water charges
Domestic Use6-Jan46
21 - 5072
51 - 10082
101 - 30098
>Above 300134
Commercial/Industrial & Government Institutions Jan-5072
51 - 10082
101 - 30098
>Above 300134
Public Schools, Universities & Colleges1 - 60051
>Above 1,20093
Standpipes/KiosksPER m335
Sewerage Charges
Sewer Connection-Residential/Domestic5,000.00
Sewer Connection- Commercial, Government, Schools, Universities & Colleges.7,500.00
Sewer Connection- Industrial1,500.00
Private Sewer Unblocking2,500.00
Leak Detection Services1,000.00
Sewer Reconnection Fee15,000.00
Illegal Sewer Connection- Commercial, Industry, Construction100,000.00
Illegal Sewer Connection-Domestic, Government, Schools, Universities & Colleges30,000.00
Water bowser services
Exhauster services
Company exhauster- KShs 5,000.00 for other customers and KShs 4,000.00 for informal settlements.
Discharge of trade effluent services- KShs 15,000.00 per truck per month.
Water Deposits
Connection TypeApproved Tariff (KShs)
Retail shops less than 10 m33,000.00
Retail shops more than 10 m33,500.00
Bar, restaurants less than 15 m34,000.00
Bar, restaurants more than 15 m36,000.00
Health centres less than 150 m312,000.00
Schools and other institutions with more than 200 m320,000.00
Schools less than 200 m310,000.00
Minor construction sites more than 200 m315,000.00
Major construction sites more than 300 m350,000.00
Light industries less than 200 m330,000.00
Medium industrial between 200 m3 and300 m350,000.00
Heavy industries more than 300 m3100,000.00
Water Kiosks5,000.00
Customers with only sewer connection to be charged a deposit equivalent to water connection
Other ChargesApproved Tariff (KShs)
Sale of water Per M3 at bowsing point (own tanker)80
Replacement of stolen or damaged meters100% of the market cost of the meter
Meter testing on request500
Sewer Connection- Residential/ Domestic5,000.00
Sewer Connection- Commercial, Government, schools, Universities and Colleges7,500.00
Sewer Connection- Industrial15,000.00
Private sewer unblocking2,500.00
Leak detection services1,000.00
Sewer Reconnection fee15,000.00
Statement of account fees200
For cutting off the supply at the request of the consumer200
For turning on the supply otherwise than in respect of a first connection200
Exhauster Services (Company Exhauster)5,000 for other customers and 4,000 for informal settlements
Penalty DescriptionApproved Tariff (Ksh)
Illegal water connection, -Commercial, Industry, Construction (Fraud)100,000.00 plus estimated consumption during the period of the illegality
Overcharging (fraud) at water kiosk15,000.00
Illegal sewer connection- Commercial, Industry, Construction100,000.00
Illegal sewer connection- Domestic, Government, schools, Universities & Colleges30,000.00
Self-reconnection after cut off for non-payment5,000.00 and billing to be backdated from date of cut off
Surcharge for tampering with meters (this to include meter removal, reversing of meter etc)5,000.00
Surcharge for direct suction of water from the supply line using a pump10,000.00
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