National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has completed construction of Katosi-Kampala Drinking Water Transmission Mains to supply drinking water to the increasing population of the Kampala Metropolitan Area.
Works on the 240 million litres per day water production plant will serve over 7.5 million people in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono up to 2040.
According to a statement released by NWSC, the completed project works consist 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.
Following completion of the works, the system is under final testing and pre-commissioning 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.
“The flushing exercise shall commence on Tuesday 11th May 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,” NWSC said.
“We thank our dear customers for their patience thus far and look forward to more of the same during the aforementioned exercise. NWSC reaffirms that adding the 160,000,000 litres per day to the Kampala Metropolitan Area shall go a long way in solving the existing water scarcity,” NWSC added.