KAMPALA – The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has revealed that test-pumping for Katosi water project will be conducted in December 2020 ahead of opening early next year.
The ongoing Katosi water project has the capacity to supply 240 million litres per day and Mr Sam Apedel, the Public Relations Manager at NWSC, says the 55km pipeline from Katosi, Mukono, Seeta, Namugongo, Naalya, Ntinda to Naguru is 85% done.
“We shall start test-pumping in Dec 2020. The project should be complete in the first quarter of 2021,” Mr Apedel says.
He says Katosi project will provide a more sustainable solution to water shortage in the areas of Kampala, Wakiso, and Mukono that require about 300 million litres of water per day.
“The ongoing Katosi Water project has capacity to supply 240 million litres per day but will initially add 160 million litres per day to the Kampala Water Supply Area. The additional 160 million litres will take total daily production to 400 million litres,” Mr Apedel adds.
Katosi Water project was started to supplement the facilities at Ggaba and meet the demands of the rapidly expanding population in Kampala and the surrounding districts.
The water works contract was awarded in 2018 to a consortium comprising Suez International of Egypt and Sogea-Satom of France at a cost of 84 million Euros. Construction started in 2019.