Mwache Dam Multipurpose Development Project

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Mwache gauge which shows the Mwache river, the location of Mwache Dam.


The Mwache Multi-purpose Dam Development Project is a priority investment by the Government as a flagship project of Vision 2030.  The project was under the portfolio of the former Ministry of Regional Development Authorities (MoRDA) through the Coast Development Authority (CDA) working in partnership with Coast Water Services Board (CWSB). The main user of the water, Mombasa County, through the Mombasa Water and Sewerage Company (MOWASCO), is now part of the partnership and is working jointly with CWSB and CDA.


The dam site is located across the Mwache River at the Fulugani village, Kwale County, about 22 km west of the city of Mombasa. The Coast Water Supply Master Plan has identified the dam as the preferential, viable, and necessary long-term option for water supply to Mombasa and Kwale counties.