Welcome to Nakuru Defluoridation Company Ltd

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Drilling a Borehole Drilling a Borehole

CDN Water Drilling programme was established in 1984 after a catastrophic drought in Kenya that affected 75% of the CDN area of operation i.e. Nakuru, Baringo of Koibatek administrative districts. The major objective was to provide and access people to safe and clean water. Between 1985 and 1991, the programme engaged mainly in micro projects such as spring protection, roof catchment tanks, shallow wells and gravity flow schemes. Around this period, demand for water had increased and in many areas, the only option was deep ground water sources which could only be exploited by drilling and hence the inception of drilling section in 1990. One drilling unit RRI supported by misereor Germany was put in operation in that year. In 1996, a second drilling unit RRII was started supported by the same donor. The donor support was then 70% while the target community would raise30%. Misereor started withdrawing support gradually and in 2000 to 2003, it gave 30% support and then withdrew all the support by beginning of 2004. The understanding was that with the two drilling units fully in operation, the drilling section could be self sustaining just like the other private contractors. The objective of providing safe drinking water to communities was not to be lost. A total of 510 boreholes have been since the inception of drilling and over 75% of them equipped with submersible pumps, hand pumps, solar pumps or wind pumps. Over 100 boreholes have also been rehabilitated. Our core activities in drilling are:   — Borehole drilling   — Borehole equipping   — Borehole rehabilitation   — Borehole pump service   — Facilitation of hydrogeology survey, obtaining of permits & authorizations. We have highly qualified professional staff including Engineers, Water technicians, Electrical technicians, Drillers and plant mechanics among others.