Itare Dam is one of the flagship projects that have been identified by the Government of Kenya that needs to be developed as a matter of priority.
Further, in accordance with the policy of prioritizing development of sources that are most economic, the National Water Master Plan identified Itare to be developed as a priority.
Through various studies, the proposed Itare Dam site was identified as the most viable long term source of water to address water shortages in Nakuru Municipality, Kuresoi, Molo, Njoro and Rongai areas.
This site was chosen because it is located in area of greater water resources which can be developed to meet the ultimate demand. The dam will have a capacity to yield 100,000 m3/day.