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NWSC moves to upgrade production capacity of Lyantonde water plant

Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha, the NWSC Managing Director (extreme left) with other engineers testing the pipeline water in Kapchorwa. Similarly, Lyantonde district will get its water boosted. (PML Daily Photo)

LYANTONDE – The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has revealed that it is boosting production capacity of its water plant in Lyantonde District so as to enable it cover a bigger area.

In a statement, NWSC said they are upgrading the plant’s production capacity from 1.8 million litres per day to 2.5 million litres so as to be able to enhance the reliability of water supply in Lyantonde, Kiruhura, Rushere, Katovu, and parts of Rakai District.

“We are upgrading Lyantonde water works production capacity from the current 1.8 million per day to 2.5million litres per day. This will boost water supply reliability to Lyantonde, Kiruhura, Rushere, Katovu, and part of Rakai district,” a company statement reads in part.

The move is part of its Service Coverage Acceleration programme (SCAP) aimed at extending services to over 12,000 villages across Uganda by 2020.

NWSC is also extending piped water from Morulinga hill-Kangole to  Lokiteded Napak district headquarters in order to improve water supply in Karamoja region.

In the SCAP100 programme, NWSC also plans to install 20,000 public standpipes; and by 2020, have more than 8,000kms of water mains extensions in place. Under the same programme, Eng Silver Mugisha, the NWSC managing director, last month commissioned water mains extensions in Kyabumbaire and Kibaare villages in Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality in Bushenyi District.

In January, NWSC received a boost of 270 million euros (about 1 trillion shillings) from the Government of Uganda to improve service delivery in Kampala, Mbarara, Masaka, Isingiro and the surrounding districts. The water body has also completed an intervention aimed at boosting water supply in the eastern part of Kampala. The areas to benefit from the intervention include; Kyanja, Gayaza, Kungu, Naguru, Buwate, Najjera, Mpererwe, Namere, Komamboga, Masooli, Kasangati, Nangabo, Manyangwa and the surrounding areas.

NWSC has also started works on the new 240 million litres per day design Capacity Water Treatment Plant in the Eastern part of Kampala at Katosi.

The combined water production of Katosi and Ggaba Water Treatment Plants will cater to the growing demand for clean water services in the greater Kampala Metropolitan Area up to the year 2040.

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