NWSC Explains Sunday Shutdown in Kampala

The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) on Friday announced it would switch off water supply in the city on Sunday, June 28 from 8:00am to 5:00Pm as they conduct a system upgrade to improve water supply in the city.

According to a statement issued by NSWC, the process was to enable the UMEME engineers undertake a routine maintenance at Ggaba substation to improve power supply reliability at Ggaba water works.

“Subsequently, water production in all treatment plants, pumpage at all booster stations and supply networks within Kampala will be affected,” the NWSC stated.

The Corporation advised city dwellers to store enough water and use it sparingly, noting that “it takes time for the system to stabilize after a total plant shutdown”.

It further advised consumers to take advantage of the process to clean their water storage tanks to ensure they are kept clean at least once in six months.

The planned shutdown scheduled for Sunday affected Kampala metropolitan Area and other parts of the country including Kampala central business district, Buziga, Ggaba, Bunga, Munyonyo,Lukuli, Salaama, road, Kyamula, Konge and the surrounding areas.

However, water has since been restored in most areas.

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