KAMPALA – Ntinda service area has been affected by intermittent water supply for the past one week. This, according to the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is due to relocation of pipes to foster the Katosi drinking water project and road construction work at the Naalya Roundabout.
Areas affected include: Ntinda center, Kigowa, Commercial road, Kimera road, Kiwatule, Naalya, Sunset apartments, Minister’s village.
The General Manager Kampala Mr. Mahmood Lutaaya has on Wednesday inspected the sites where supply restoration work was ongoing in Ntinda and Naguru.
Addressing the media, the GM assured the public that water supply in all the affected areas will be restored.
He appreciated customers for bearing with NWSC.
Lutaaya informed the public that the interruptions associated with the Katosi project pipe laying will foster a bigger project that will add 160 million litres of water to the Greater Kampala Metropolitan area.
He said the Katosi project when completed will solve the water supply challenges in Kampala.
GM said Katosi is currently in it’s final stages – 86% complete and testing of the mega plant will be done in December. “Kampala area depends on the 240 million litres pumped from Gaba which is not enough. Katosi will bridge the water supply Gap in Kampala area especially the outskirts where sometimes water is received once a week”, he said.
The LC2 Chairman Ntinda parish – Alan Tsentumbwe acknowledged NWSC’s effort in ensuring all its customers receive water. He implored customers with in the service area to pay their water bills saying that though water supply has been interrupted for a while, they should look at the bigger picture that will solve all water supply challenges.