Following the heavy rains overnight the Diaspora University Town seasonal stream that cuts through DUT has millions of litres of water flowing. The stream collects water from the Voi - Taveta road and hills along the road and takes it to Voi River. The stream is about 2 km of its length in the section cutting through DUT.
When doing the analysis of the resources that can be achieved, Ronald Mwangombe, Rahael Ngao and Dan Kamau observed that the streams overnight had so much water. The water had so much power that it pushed one of the stones that was applied to anchor a sand dam.
The team in looking at how the resources of water can be harnessed noted that it is possible to capture water in the 2 km (2,000 meters) stretch at the width of 20 meters. The proposed idea would hold water in 40,000 cubic meters and thus hold about 40 million litres along the seasonal stream. This water would improve on the environment and support the trees planted and the environment of Diaspora University Town. There are three streams and all collectively could hold over 150 million litres.
Dan, when assessing how Diaspora University can benefit, observed that since the stream cuts across the university land a university dam can be created through allocation of 5 acres to the dam. The dam would be about 300 meters by 100 meters. This calculates to a dam area of about 30,000 square meters. The volume of dam achieved can be 60,000 cubic meters. This would collect 60 million litres of water.
Ronald who is the DUT building materials plan developer when assessing the sand that has been brought to the site estimates that over 20,000 tons or 20 million Kgs of sand will be available after the rain subsides. This is equivalent to 2,000 Lorries of 10 tons.
Raphael on his part said that the rain and water flow has challenged the security, safety and emergency system. With consideration that it was flowing above the banks and had uprooted trees, he noted that if the water increases it could cause floods. He noted that the Environment Assessment of neighbouring lands should be done so DUT does not get excess water through the streams. This excess water can by unsafe and can also damage DUT infrastructure.
Ronald when looking at the Ndara B industrial plan said a second dam can be put up in the industrial land. Ndara B Community is already considering expanding the capacity of the Mughe dam at the foot of the Sagalla Hills. Roland said the dam could be a 1 billion litres of water dam that gets water from the Voi River. The dam could also be supplied by Mughe Dam.