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REVEALED: Inside NWSC’s plan to increase water supply in Kampala

Excavators lay the bulk water transfer project pipes as NWSC takes on the water extension campaign with grace (PML Daily PHOTO)

KAMPALA – The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has revealed plans to boost water supply in Kampala City.

The General Manager Kampala water, Eng Andrew Sekayizzi, said that there is rising demand for water services in Kampala each day, necessitating the need for the Corporation to craft various water supply stabilisation plans to meet the supply demands.

Speaking at the commissioning of the Namasuba-Rubaga bulk water transfer project on Monday, Eng Sekayizzi said that the intervention will transfer over 96 million litres of water per day from the new Namasuba Hill tank to Rubaga Hill water tank.

“The project is aimed at balancing our network infrastructure to better serve our customers,” he said

The Namasuba-Rubaga bulk water transfer project will improve water supply reliability to Mutungo, Luzira, Mbuya, Seeta, Mukono, Kyaliwajjala, Namugongo, Nsasa, Nasana, parts of Kamyokya, Mpererwe, Kitezi and the surrounding areas

Kampala Water Supply Senior Manager Eng Moses Bigabwa added that the works, which will be done internally and supervised by NWSC engineers, will take a period of months. They will include laying of water mains from Freedom city to Wankulukuku booster, upgrade of the Wankulukuku booster, laying of water mains from Wankulukuku booster to Rubaga water booster and associated system reconfiguration works.

“The project, when completed, will improve water supply reliability to Mutungo, Luzira, Mbuya, Seeta, Mukono, Kyaliwajjala, Namugongo, Nsasa, Nasana, parts of Kamyokya, Mpererwe, Kitezi and the surrounding areas.

A similar intervention is being implemented to boost water supply to Kyanja,” Eng Bigabwa added.

NWSC MD Eng Dr Silver Mugisha said that work on a new water treatment plant in Katosi, Mukono District, has started.

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

“Land for the construction of the New Water Plant at Katosi and 60 million-litre capacity water reservoirs at Nsumba Hill in Mukono has already been secured and the contractor is on ground,” he said

He added that the construction of the 55km bulk heavy duty DN1,400 transmission mains, including a 15million litre capacity water reservoir at Sonde hill and booster station in Namugongo, are ongoing.

Katosi waterworks, when completed, will produce 160 million litres of water and cater for the growing demand for clean water services in the greater Kampala Metropolitan area.

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