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Uganda constructs largest sewage treatment plant in East, Central Africa

The sewage treatment plant under construction in Bugolobi, Kampala (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA – The Government of Uganda through the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has constructed a sewage treatment plant which happens to be the largest in East and Central Africa.

The ultra-modern plant in Bugolobi uses nuisance free technology and bio-filters and will not smell.

The new plant will treat over 45 million litres of waste water daily and generate 621KW of biogas electricity.

According to the NWSC, the plant will also divert and treat the dry flow from the heavily polluted Nakivubo channel before releasing water into Lake Victoria. “This will help improve the quality of water in the lake.”

“It will serve the needs of over 850,000 people in Kampala,” says NWSC.

The new plant will serve Naguru, Ntinda, Nakawa, Bugolobi Kyambogo, Kinawataka, Banda, Kasokoso, Butabika and the neighbouring areas. The water corporation said the plant will substantially extend piped sewerage services outside the Central Business District, Old Kampala, Kisekka Market area, Kololo, Nakasero and others.

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