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Kenyan Gravity Water System Set for March

A less costly irrigation project is being set up to replace diesel pumps at Bura Irrigation Scheme, Tana River.

It is called the gravity-flow water system and will cost Sh7 billion. As the name suggests, it uses gravity to distribute water to farms.

Water is drawn from a source upstream, flows to a canal and finally to the farms. The first phase of construction will be completed in March.

It will be developed and assessed until 2018, when it will be fully operational the main irrigation system.

Bura Irrigation Scheme manger Felix Shiundu said the gravity system is a game changer.

EU/ECHO/Martin Karimi

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