President Museveni on Monday January 4, 2021 commissioned the 3.1 million litres per day Nkanka water supply system aimed at improving access to safe, clean water in Kisoro municipality, Nyarubuye Sub-county, Bunagana Border town, parts of Nyakinama Sub-county and the surrounding areas.
The supply system sources water from Nkanka Mega Spring which flows at 6.3 million litres per hour, located in Nyarubuye, sub-county-Kisoro District
Powered by 33KV Grid Electricity as primary source and 250KVA Diesel Generator as backup, the system pumps 3.1 million litres per day to Ruko Hill into a twin Tank System with a storage capacity of 260,000 litres.
The water flows by gravity from Ruko Hill to 3 main Distribution Pipe lines; Ruko to Kisoro Municipality, Ruko to Bunagana Boarder, Ruko to Nyarusiza/Muramba sub-counties.
“Upon completion of an ongoing water mains extension expected to be completed by February 2021, over 17 villages in 3 parishes of Gitenderi, Rukongi, Gisozi- Nyarusiza, Muramba sub-counties and the surrounding areas near Mgahinga National Park will also benefit,” NWSC officials said.
Other ongoing works include the upgrade of Seseme booster station from the current 15,0000litres per hour to 45,000litres per hour and pump water to a new 270,000litre tank at Gishegera hills.
“This will boost water supply in Kisoro municipality and extend services to Nyundo SubCounty,” officials noted.
NWSC is implementing other water and sewerage projects in Fort Portal, Gulu, Arua, Lira, Isingiro, Parambo, Adjumani, Moyo, Nebbi, Koboko, Lugazi, Masaka, Kampala, Soroti among many other areas.