Managing Director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), Dr.Silver Mugisha has revealed that the construction of the largest sewage treatment plant in East and Central Africa is substantially complete.
Speaking at NWSC headquarters, Eng. Silver Mugisha said the ongoing work near Centenary Park and the Electoral commission, is part of the final sewer mains interconnection works for the new plant.
“Works at Electoral commission commenced on 9th November 2018 and will go on for 21 days. Our contractor Sogea Satom, Uganda Police, KCCA and other stakeholders are working together to ensure that the road users are not inconvenienced during the working hours. We request the Public to bear with us and follow traffic diversion guidelines, especially at night as we work,” he said
He said Bugolobi sewage plant is meant to improve sanitation in Kampala saying the corporation has built capacity and acquired new machinery to handle any sewage over flow, anywhere in the system.
“We have highly equipped routine maintenance and emergency teams which are just a call away. You can reach us on our toll free lines 0800300977/0800200977, call the Senior Manager Sewage services manager on 0772486350 or reach us on our social media pages,” he said.
He implored the Public to desist from removing sewer manholes and dropping solid water materials i.e polythene bags, clothes, bottles noting that such items block the sewerage system and cause occasional blockages and overflows.
In line with vision 2040, Dr. Mugisha said combined water production of Ggaba water works and Katosi water works that is under construction, will cater for the growing demand for clean water services in the greater Kampala Metropolitan area up to the year 2040.
“Land for the construction of the New Water Plant at Katosi and 60 million liters capacity water reservoirs at Nsumba hill in Mukono has already been secured and the contractor is on ground,” he said
Director Engineering Services Engineer Alex Gisagara said that the construction of the 55 kilo meter bulk heavy duty DN1, 400 transmission mains, including a 15 million liters capacity water reservoir at Sonde hill and booster station in Namugongo are ongoing.
Katosi water works when completed will produce 160 million liters of water and cater for the growing demand for clean water services in the greater Kampala Metropolitan area.