The National Water and Sewerage Corporation has completed refurbishment works at the Fort Portal Water Works and the new compact sewage treatment plant for Fort Portal City.
Speaking during the tour of the projects, NWSC MD Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha assured residents that the Corporation is committed to water and sewerage services for all in the new city.
“Before, we were producing about 4million litres of water per day whilst the demand for water in the city was 6million litres per day.Following the completion of the refurbishment works, we are now producing over 7.5million litres meeting the demand.” he said
In addition the corporation has completed installation works of the first compact sewage treatment plant in the area.
Dr. Silver urged the residents to connect to the new sewage plant and promote sanitation and health in the city.
The city only utilises 23% of the sewage facility. The plant is very efficient and does not smell.
“The standard for Biological Oxgen Demand for effluent is (50). At Fort Portal we conform to the required standards and treat it to (40). The figure will go below 40 because the team at the plant has added more nutrients for biological treatment. This will subsequently help reduce pollution along River Mpanga.” he added
Fort Portal Area Manager Dennis Muramuzi committed to water supply reliability in the area.
“We have completed over 330kms of water mains extensions. This has enhanced our capacity to lay more water mains in the city. Plans are underway to connect Kiboga road onto the new compact sewage treatment plant.” he shared.