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MPs Applause NWSC For Improving Water Services In Kampala

A group of Members of Parliament under the parliamentary Natural Resources Committee last week inspected the Katosi water treatment project to see its progress.

The team led by the Committee Chair Mr Kephas Sempange inspected the constructor’s yard, reservoir site and took a field tour at the site of the booster pump In Namugongo.

The legislators were also taken through presentations on the entire project by a team of National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC) led by the Director Engineering Services Alex Gisagara.

Sempange asked NWSC to keep up with the tremendous work it is doing in providing clean water to the citizens of Uganda especially with the implementation of Scap 100.

NWSC officials noted that their ultimate goal was to provide 100% service coverage, infrastructure, geographical coverage, water quality and consumer satisfaction.

The Katosi water Project which is expected to be completed by March 2021 will bring on board an additional 160 million litres of water per day making the total drinking water volumes of Kampala service area to 400million per day.

Currently, the daily supply of water from Ggaba water works is 240 million litres serving Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono.

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The Katosi Works being undertaken include 240m litres capacity offshore water intake, 160m capacity drinking water treatment plant, 10m litre capacity reservoir on Nsambya Hill, construction of 10km bulk water transmission pipeline of 1400 millimeter diameter.

The project estimated at €82m is being constructed by Sogea/Suez Construction and funded by the government of Uganda, European Investment Band, the Germany Funding Agency KFW, the French Funding Agency and the EU African Infrastructure Trustee fund.

Currently NWSC is undertaking other big water projects including 43million litre capacity bugolobi service treatment plant, Arua water supply treatment project, Gulu water supply project, Bushenyi Kitagata water supply project, the Bugolobi and the Arua water Project.

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