NWSC to Shut Down Water Supply on Thursday

NWSC's renovation project at Ggaba is nearing completion

As it closes in to fully meeting the water demand in the capital Kampala, see the Uganda National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has trumpeted another day-long shut down on water supply to speed up operations on its latest supply expansion project.

The body is currently putting final touches on a 150billion renovation project on the Ggaba Water Treatment Complex as well as Minor Transmission Mains improvement.

The project which is funded by government with support from foreign agencies is expected to fully bridge the water supply gap in the capital, salve that has persisted for years.

The day long water shut down according to a statement from NWSC is slated for this Thursday September 15th, cialis 40mg and will be the very last one before the rehabilitation is fully completed.

“This is to enable the contractor to complete upgrade and interconnection work at the Ggaba 2 Pipework and control valves to deliver more water to the treated water tank,” read part of the press statement.

The areas to be affected by the shutdown include Muyenga Service Area i.e. Muyenga, Jinja Road, Kyambogo, Mutungo, Luzira, Mbuya, Banda, Seeta, Mukono, Rubaga, Bulenga, Buloba, Nansana, Namirembe, Nakulabye, Kawempe, Matugga, parts  of  Makerere, Mulago, City Center, Nsambya and Surrounding Areas.

Currently, NWSC supplies 190 million litres of water per day, while the demand for water in Kampala is 240 million litres per day.

The Infrastructure at Ggaba Water Works now under rehabilitation was designed to serve the central business district and the old colonial city. It now serves Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso.

The 150 billion project is expected to eliminate the water supply gap in Kampala

The 150 billion project is expected to eliminate the water supply gap in Kampala

The rehabilitation works are near complete and hoped to boost supply with an additional 50 million litres of water per day to Kampala Water Supply Area.  So far 23million litres have already been added on the supply.

The project involved establishment of new infrastructure and rehabilitation of existing ones within Ggaba1 and Ggaba2 Water Treatment Plants, laying of a new transmission line, DN700 to Namasuba hill, construction of 8 Million reservoir capacity at Namasuba hill and laying evacuation pipe line and secondary distribution lines to the above target areas.

“The project is substantially complete and we have started operations of most of the newly established and or rehabilitated systems,” the statement read.

“We are fine tuning (optimizing) the new water treatment process lines and the procedures involved in this exercise can sometimes interrupt production. We are also training our system operators on the newly installed equipment.

“The overall production has increased to 210 million litres per day and our target in the next few months is to reach the 240million litres per day as planned.”

Mweanwhile NWSC in the next few years, are looking at adding more 160million litres per day of water through construction of new treatment plant at Katosi on L. Victoria plus associated water transmission and distribution systems using a combination of government and donor funds. A combined capacity of 370million litres per day will cater for Kampala City needs up to 2040.


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