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NWSC to boost water supply in Kampala

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The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has revealed plans to boost water supply reliability in Kyanja, Gayaza, Kawempe,Ttula, Namere, parts of Kyaliwajjala and the surrounding areas, according Eng. Andrew Sekayizzi, the Kampala Water General Manager.

According to Eng Sekayizzi, the demand for services in the areas has gone up. He attributed this to the mushrooming developments in the city.

“NWSC is committed to deliver clean safe water in all parts of Kampala and improve the lives of our people,” he said.

Eng. Moses Bigabwa, the Kampala Water Senior Manager Water Supply says that the corporation’s network to be worked on include:

•A new Booster Pump at Mpererwe to serve Namere, Kawempe,Ttula and the areas.
•Installation of a new water pump set at Kanyanya.
•Laying a new transmission main from Kyanja TC to Kyanja Hill
•Construction of a new pump house
•Laying of 16km distribution mains from Kabulengwa Tank to Kakiri trading centre
•Laying 10km pumping main from Bulenga booster to Kabulengwa Hill
•Laying 2km pumping main from Kagoma to Matugga water tank
•Laying 2km transmission main from Kinawa trading centre to Nakawuka
•Laying 6km of transmission mains from Kisaasi to Kungu
•Replacement of a section of 1.5km from Kyadondo Rugby Club to Moil Banda
•Laying of 3km transmission main from Bulenga booster to Nakabugo tank

“The system modifications will also address the water supply challenges in Gayaza area.” Bigabwa said.

NWSC Managing Director Dr.Silver Mugisha assured the city dwellers that the corporation is working on a number of water stabilization projects to stabilize water supply in the city.

“We are working on projects in Nansana, Kabulengwa, Wakiso, a 5.6km of Pipeline from Ntinda to Kiira via Najjera to boost supply in parts of Kiira, Bulindo, Nsasa, Kiwologoma, Mulaawa among many others to improve water supply.”

NWSC has also started works on the new 240 million litres per day design Capacity Water Treatment Plant in the Eastern part of Kampala at Katosi.
The combined water production of Katosi and Ggaba Water Treatment Plants will cater for the growing demand for clean water services in the greater Kampala Metropolitan Area up to the year 2040.

Dr. Mugisha said that such projects are also being implemented in other towns, notably; a new Water Works at Karuma and a new 70km bulk Transmission Main from Karuma to improve water supply in Gulu town, water supply stabilization plans in Kapchorwa, Sembabule, Masindi, Arua, Isingiro, Rakai, Bushenyi, Fort Portal, Moyo, Kotido, and Kaboong, among others.

He said that NWSC working with the government of Uganda and the Ministry of water and Environment rolled out a new programme SCAP 100. (Service Coverage Acceleration Programme) to extend water services to over 12,000 villages in Uganda.

In addition, 140,000 new water connections, 20,000 public stand pipes and over 8,000kms of water mains extensions will be installed by 2020 under the SCAP 100 programme.

In a bid to improve sanitation, the Corporation is working on the largest Sewage Treatment Plant in East and Central Africa at Bugolobi with capacity to generate 630kw of power from Biogas, serve a population equivalent of 380,000 people and treat over 45 million litres of wastewater from Nakivubo channel and Kampala city.

“We shall not rest until we achieve 100 per cent service coverage in Uganda. Our commitment towards service delivery is total,” he said.

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