The Vihiga government will instal a Sh8 billion underground water pipe, Governor Moses Akaranga has said.
He said the county has partnered with an American company to instal the 240km water pipes.
Once complete, said Akaranga, the water will help 612,000 residents.
He signed an MoU with Michael Sununu of Hydro Source International on Wednesday at the county offices in Mbale.
“Only 16 per cent of the urban population and seven per cent of the rural population are served with clean piped water,” Akaranga said.
Sununu said once complete, the project will produce 20,000 to 40,000 cubic metres of water daily.
Currently, the county produces 5,000 cubic metres daily.
“The people of Vihiga will only pay for the project when it successfully end. If the project does not end to give expected results, no money will be paid,” Sununu said.
He said the project will be completed in 48 months.