Migori Town Sewage Project


Amount Raised


Total Investors

Project Overview

The sewerage project is about Fecal Sludge Management for innovation for resource recovery and safely disposal. This because in Migori town most people uses onsite sanitation; pit latrines, septic tanks and ablution blocks. Fecal Sludge which is an excreta & wastewater needs to be safely transported, emptied to treatment plant , treated and then used for resource recovery or disposed safely. The project entails the treatment plant (fecal sludge), exhausters and urinary diversion dry toilet.


  • Water & Sanitation
Funding Goal


1) Reduce uncontrolled inflow of untreated wastewater into open water to minimize severity of waterborne diseases.

2) Enhance the service quality of onsite sanitation.

3) Strengthening organizational and institutional capacity of the municipality.

Progress Tracker


  • Phase 1 (Completed)

    The project identified as top priority by the county government which tasked the municipality. The feasibility of the project completed in 2017 and establishes that Feacal Sludge management is the best in this low income municipality. Feacal sludge transported onsite to treatment plant , treated then used as resource or safely dispose. Land is available and has been set aside by the county government of migori .

  • Phase 2 (Completed)

  • Phase 3

  • Phase 4

  • Phase 5

Current Stage

Feasibility Assessment: Proof of concept, economic model, licensing and approvals obtained. Clearly presents rationale and identifies technical and financial challenges.



Project Milestones


ESG Impact

The project will create employment opportunities for both skilled and unskilled labourers during the construction and after. After completion, the project will be self-sustaining as it will attract charges from users. There will also be reduced cases of waterborne diseases since it will address the hygiene of the town. Pollution of water, air and land will be significantly addressed.


The project target health facilities, public amenities,business premises,manufacturing enterprises and domestic households. The population is 215,334 of 1o4123 males with 111211 females and densely population of 717 persons per square kilometre.

SDG Goals

SDG 1: No PovertySDG 2: Zero HungerSDG 3: Good Health and Well-beingSDG 4: Quality EducationSDG 5: Gender EqualitySDG 6: Clean Water and SanitationSDG 7: Affordable and Clean EnergySDG 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthSDG 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG 10: Reduced InequalitySDG 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesSDG 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionSDG 13: Climate ActionSDG 14: Life Below WaterSDG 15: Life on LandSDG 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsSDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals


SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being

The project would combat waterborne diseases, and reduce deaths from water pollution

SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation

The project would increase access to adequate sanitation and end open defecation especially to women and girls. It would also improve water quality by treating wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse of human wastes. It would support participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.

SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

The project would reduce adverse environmental impact and paying special attention to water quality within the municipality.

SDG 17 – Partnerships to achieve the Goals

The project would continue mobilizing resources both personnel and financial support .

Risks and Limitations

What are the key risks, constraints and dependencies related to the project?

  1. Local community acceptance of siting the feacal sludge in their neighbourhood.
  2. Adequate skilled staff to effectively managed the project.
  3. Continouos political goodwill and support from the county level and local community.

Risk mitigation and continuity

  1. The project will continuously engage both the County top leadership and local leadership all through the project phases. There would proper documentation of the project agreement and the national is also enacting a law that will compel the incoming government to complete project of the predecessor.
  2. The project has proposed the construction of Urinary Diversion Dry Toilets within the municipality and the social Environmental Impact Assessment to address their concerns. Again there would be thorough skill development of the project implementer.


Type of Investment


Financing Structure

Fully Privately financed

Secured Investment

Feasibility study done German Development Bank supervised by the Lake Victoria South Water Services Board in 2017.

Committed Government Funding


National and Subnational Investors

This fund has been provided by World Bank through the County Government of Migori to Municipality. For Migori municipality it is USD 30000.

Committed Private Funding



Technical Support Required

Design and Technical support, financing, implementation and supervisory support, capacity building during and after implementation.


Governmental Buy-in

Yes. National level, Subnational/regional level

Other Forms of Governmental Support

The county government of Migori has set aside land for the project.

National Ministries Involved

Chief Executive officer of Lake Development water Works Agency. Eng Oteng

SubNational Ministries Involved

County Government of Migori through Migori Municipality, Municipal Manager, Musa Olwalo

Other Entities Involved

Miwasco (Titus Okoyo)

Licenses and Permits



  • 10th February 2020

    Cities Investment Platform in progress - updates pending

  • 10th February 2020

    Project featured on the Cities Investment Platform, which was launched at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10)

Supporting Documents

No supporting documents included.



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