LAWASCO functions under the purview of the Lamu County Government. We are an organization engaged in the supply and delivery of water for domestic, commercial, and industrial purposes. We provide the residents of Lamu County with clean, safe, drinkable water through the use of such technologies as desalination plants.

Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production, industrial application or recreational purposes. Improved water supply and sanitation, and better management of water resources, can boost a country’s economic growth and can contribute greatly to poverty reduction.

In 2010, the UN General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation. Everyone has the right to sufficient, continuous, safe, acceptable, physically accessible, and affordable water for personal and domestic use.

Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quality is under constant exposure to pollution. Water quality can be compromised by the presence of infectious agents, toxic chemicals, and radiological hazards.