Ronald Mwangombe and Lucy Malemba of Ndara B Community are proposing the expansion of the Mughe Dam to be a dam that can collect over 8 billion litres of water. The dam would occupy about 100 acres of land and have a volume area of 8 million cubic meters. Lucy is currently establishing the Ndara B – Diaspora University Town (DUT) water plan with a goal to supply water to the DUT settlement plan and the Ndara B industrial and farming plan. Ronald Mwangombe is spearheading the Ndara B industrial development.
In barely a month, the rain water that has poured in the Sagalla Hills is in the billions of litres. The water once it falls on the Sagalla Hills finds its way to the Voi River through diverse routes including through the roads. Ronald said that if the dam was ready, based on the rains in the last month, it would be by now. The dam would have collected 8 billion litres of water.
Besides the dam collecting the water that would sustain the community and farming activities; Ronald added that the dam would facilitate the reduction of flooding, soil erosion, damage of roads, preservation of trees and other environmental concerns.
Lucy said that the water collected can supply about 1 billion litres a year to the Ndara B industrial plan and DUT town plan.
Dan Kamau, DUT project director, in supporting the plan said that when in the Diaspora, in the state of Massachusetts, the water he consumed every day came from two built reservoirs, dams, which collect water from rain, rivers and the snow that falls as it melts.
The first is the Wachusett Reservoir that was completed in 1905. The dam is established on 4,500 acres of land and has a volume of 250 million cubic meters. The reservoir can reach a capacity of about 250 billion liters when full. It also connects to the second reservoir that feeds it with water.
The second is the Quabbin Reservoir that was completed in 1939. The reservoir dam covers a land area of 25,000 acres and has a volume capacity of 1.5 billion cubic meters. This can store 1.5 trillion litres of water when full.