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NWSC regrets water loss in Gulu, promises quick action

NWSC Managing Director, Dr. Mugisha Silver speaking at a function recently. The body promised quick action towards loss of water in some parts of Gulu district. (PHOTO/File)

GULU – The National Water and Sewerage Cooperation (NWSC) extends its sincere regret to inform their customers in Gulu town centre, Pece, African Quarters, Kanyagoga and the surrounding areas over the current loss of water.

In a statement, the body revealed that the situation is due to a technical fault that has occurred at Oyitino waterworks.

“Our engineers are working around the clock to restore supply in the shortest time possible. All inconveniences are highly regretted,” announced NWSC.

On the other hand, NWSC revealed that on the 16th of October 2016, they delivered mains for the new 12.5km Kamuli-Mbulamuti water extension to improve the lives of our people. “This was part of our infrastructure service delivery Plans to improve access to safe water in all corners of Uganda.”

Caring for their customers, the body advised them to take advantage of the rains so as they (customers) can reduce their monthly expenditure.

“Let’s clean our water harvesting systems and get ready to harvest water.”

“Collect rainwater to water your plants, clean your lawn, wash your clothes, your dog, clean your car and much more. This will help you reduce your monthly expenditure,” advised NWSC.

NWSC delivered mains for the new 12.5km Kamuli-Mbulamuti water extension. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Early this month, NWSC extended piped water system worth UGX1.3b to Luweero, Nakasongola and Nakaseke districts.

The new piped water system is expected to boost the percentage of safe water coverage for Luweero District to about 65 percent with the percentage of the population able to access piped water rising from 27.5 percent in 2017 to 31 percent in 2019 according to the statistics available at the district planning unit in Luweero.

The development will also help several parts of Nakaseke District which have for a long time suffered water shortage including the towns of Kapeeka, Ssemuto, Nakaseke, and Butalangu get piped water.

“This is a great step in boosting the safe water coverage,” Mr. Ronald Ndawula, the Luweero District chairperson said during the commissioning of the project over the weekend.

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