KAMPALA–The ongoing power interruptions at Ggaba water works has caused water crisis in Kampala city.
The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) explained that the crisis was due to low pressure situation.
“This has significantly affected water production at Ggaba water treatment plant resulting in intermittent supply to some parts of Kampala Service area,” NWSC explained.
But NWSC engineers are working with a team from UMEME to restore normal power supply to the plant in the shortest time possible.
“We regret the inconvenience and advise our customers to use the available water sparingly as we work,” NWSC said.
Currently, figures from NWSC show that 285 towns in Uganda are connected to the national water grid.
NWSC produces up to 17,000 treated cubic meters of water per month but statistics released indicate that 2550 cubic meters of water which are equivalent to 2555000 million litres are stolen by local residents.
This water is stolen through tempering with meters to make dysfunctional, costing the corporation to repair them.