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NWSC Launches New Water Pumping Station, 1M Litre Water Reservoir

Minister for Water and Environment Hon. Sam Cheptoris poses for a photo at the booster as NWSC MD Eng. Silver Mugisha looks on.

The Minister for Water and Environment Hon. Sam Cheptoris on Monday launched a new water pumping station and a one million water reservoir at Kanyanya, cheap http://congresopuebla.gob.mx/buscadores/puntosacuerdos/include/php_old/idtiposesion.php in the capital Kampala.

The booster pump station and the reservoir are aimed at helping supply water to areas of Kanyanya, Gayaza and Kasangati which have been receiving intermittent water supply.

According to NWSC Officials, the interventions will help deliver four million litres of water per day to about 500,000 people in the area.

Hon Cheptoris launching the water reservoir officially

Hon Cheptoris launching the water reservoir officially

The areas to benefit from the project include Kasangati, Kanyanya, Gayaza, Kabanyolo, Buwate, Manyangwa, Nakwero, Kanyungu, Kitikifumba and parts of Kiira Town Council.

The project work included laying 4kms of a 10 inch pipe from Kanyanya to Kasangati through Masoli. Another 4kms of 8 inch pipe was laid from Buwate to Kiira.

Officials also note that more work is being undertaken to replace old pipes, lay new lines in order to intensify the network and deliver water at good pressure.

“The work is being undertaken using internally generated resources at a cost of about 5 billion shillings.”

Other water supply interventions for Kampala Water Supply Area.

Whereas NWSC supplies 190 million litres of water per day, daily demand in Kampala is 240 million litres of water per day.

To meet the demand shortfall For Kampala City, NWSC has undertaken significant supply augmentation measures using a mixture of donor and internally generated funds.

These interventions which will boost water supply are slated to be commissioned in February 2016.

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