KAMPALA – National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), on behalf of The Government of Uganda, has completed construction of The Katosi-Kampala Drinking Water Transmission Mains to supply drinking water to the increasing population of the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area.
The completed project works consist of the following:
•51km of Pipeline of various sizes (DN 1400mm to DN500mm) and associated works from a new reservoir at Nsumba hill to a new reservoir at Ssonde hill and from Ssonde reservoir to a new Booster station at Namugongo and finally to Naguru reservoir
•A reinforced concrete reservoir of capacity 15,000m3 at Ssonde hill
•A new booster station at Namugongo with associated electromechanical equipment
Following completion of the works, NWSC says the system is now under final testing and pre-comissioning phase.
“This stage involves flushing and disinfection of the water mains and the new reservoir before the water can be supplied to our dear customers,” they revealed.
In this regard, the public is hereby informed that the flushing exercise shall commence on Tuesday May 11, 2021 and shall take a maximum of 15 days.
During this exercise, water shall be flushed into surrounding drainage channels at various points along the pipeline route to clean the pipe.
“We thank our dear customers for their patience thus far and look forward to more of the same during the aforementioned exercise.”
They added that, “NWSC reaffirms that adding the 160,000,000 litres per day to the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area shall go a long way in solving the existing water scarcity.”