Nairobi Water tariffs and other charges

Nairobi Water Tariffs for Different Consumer Categories

The  Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) is responsible for providing and managing water and sewerage services in Nairobi County. Understanding your Nairobi Water bill can feel like navigating a maze. This blog post aims to be your guide, shedding light on the current tariff structure (as of February 2024) and equipping you with the knowledge to calculate your bill accurately.

Remember, Nairobi Water updated their tariffs in July 2023. You can always refer to the official NCWSC website:, for the most recent information.

Gone are the days of a flat rate for all! Current tariffs have different charges for various categories, including domestic, industrial, and commercial consumers.


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Nairobi Water Tariffs for Different Categories of Consumers

Domestic, Residential Customers

Consumption BlockApproved Tariff  per Cubic Metre (Ksh)
1 to 645
7 to 2067
21 to 5070
51 to 10076
101 to 30078
Above 30080

Commercial/ Industrial Consumers and Government Institutions

Consumption BlockApproved Tariff  per Cubic Metre (Ksh)
1 to 5067
51 to 10076
101 to 30078
Above 30080

Schools, Universities and Colleges Water Consumption Tariffs

Consumption BlockTariff  per Cubic Metre (Ksh)
1 to 60050
601 to 120055
Over 120060

Other types of water consumers within Nairobi County are charged as follows:

Type of ConsumerTariff  per Cubic Metre (Ksh)
Water Kiosks22
Multi dwelling Units (MDU)/ Gated Communities67
Bulk water supply to other public utilities32
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Water Deposits Rates

Category of ConsumerRates (Ksh)
Water Kiosks5,000
Schools less than 200 m310,000
Light industries less than 200 m330,000
Retail shops less than 10 m33,000
Bar, restaurants less than 15 m34,000

For more charges please visit NCWSC website:

Disclaimer: These rates can change at any time at the discretion of the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company. We are not liable for any discrepancies that may occur, but we will do our best to adjust the changes as they occur. Check NCWSC website for the latest charges.

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