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NWSC announces water interruptions ahead of system upgrade at Ggaba plant

National Water and Sewerage Corporation Ggaba plant to undergo system upgrade. (PHOTO/FILE)

KAMPALA – Water supply in several areas in Kampala and Wakiso districts will be interrupted as the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) undertakes major system upgrade works at Ggaba water plant.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, NWSC said the interruption is to enable the company to undertake a routine cleaning exercise of the water treatment stages at Ggaba waterworks

“The Management of National Water and Sewerage Corporation wishes to inform it’s esteemed customers and the general public that there will be water supply interruptions in some parts of Kampala on Thursday 9th May 2019 from 7 am to 7 pm. This is to enable our engineers to undertake a routine cleaning exercise of the water treatment stages at Ggaba waterworks and other associated system upgrade works designed to serve you better,” the statement adds.

Affected areas include Naguru, Ntinda, Buwaate, Naalya, Najjera, Kungu, Kyanja, parts of Kira and the surrounding areas. Others are Lubowa, Seguku, Busabala, parts of Najjankumbi, parts of Nateete, Kyengera, Nalumunye, Bandwe, parts of Mutundwe, Budo, Nabingo and the surrounding areas.

Others are Mpererwe, Kalerwe, Kitezi, Kiti, Kitetika and the surrounding areas

“Customers are therefore advised to store enough water and use it sparingly. All inconveniences are highly regretted,” the statement adds.

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.

Eng Dr Silver Mugisha, the NWSC Managing Director, noted that such projects are also being implemented in other towns, notably; a new Water Works at Karuma and a new 70 km bulk transmission main from Karuma to improve water supply in Gulu town, water supply stabilization plans in Kapchorwa, Sembabule, Masindi, Arua, Isingiro, Rakai, Bushenyi, Fort Portal, Moyo, Kotido, and Kaboong, among others.

NWSC working with the Government of Uganda and the Ministry of Water and Environment has rolled out a new programme SCAP 100. (Service Coverage Acceleration Programme) to extend water services to over 12,000 villages in Uganda.

In addition, 140,000 new water connections, 20,000 public standpipes and over 8,000 km of water mains extensions will be installed by 2020 under the SCAP 100 programme.

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