The National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation (NWCPC) was established under the State Corporation’s Act Chapter 446 of the Laws of Kenya vide Legal Notice No. 270 of 24th June, 1988 as an autonomous agency reporting to the then Ministry  of Water Development. It became operational on 1st July, 1989.

The NWCPC was created mainly to commercialise and improve the performance of the water sector operations. Its mandate was later expanded to include assisting Government in the formulation and execution of National Water Policy, and in areas where it was appointed as a water undertaker, developing state schemes.

The water sector reforms under Water Act 2002 changed the roles of National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation from Water Service Delivery to “Development and management water infrastructure towards enhancing water security and storage for multi-purpose uses, mitigation of drought and flood effects in a sustainable manner.”  The new mandate includes:

Developing state schemes and spearheading dam construction for water supplies, flood control and other multi-purpose uses, land drainage and construction of dykes.
Carrying out ground water recharge using flood water
Developing new, retaining existing and expanding bulk water supply to water service and other water service providers and
Drilling of boreholes.

The overall goal of NWCPC is to enhance social and economic well being of all Kenyans through improved access; availability and reliability of water supply. The long term objectives are to seek to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of water which is in line with our Constitution and Vision 2030.