The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has revealed plans to boost water supply in Kampala City.
The General Manager Kampala water, Eng Andrew Sekayizzi said that there is a mushrooming demand for water services in Kampala each day, necessitating the need for the corporation to craft various water supply stabilization plans to meet the demands.
Speaking at the commissioning of the Namasuba-Rubaga bulk water transfer project on Monday, Sekayizzi said that the intervention will transfer over 96 million litres of water per day from the new Namasuba Hill tank to Rubaga Hill water tank.
“The project is aimed at balancing our network infrastructure to better serve our customers,”Sekayizi said.
Kamapala Water Supply, Senior Manager Eng Moses Bigabwa added that the works, which will be done internally and supervised by NWSC engineers will take a period of months and will include ; Laying of water mains from Freedom city to Wankulukuku booster, Upgrade of the Wankulukuku booster, Laying of water mains from Wankulukuku booster to Rubaga water booster and other associated system reconfiguration works.
“The project when completed will improve water supply reliability to Mutungo, Luzira, Mbuya, Seeta, Mukono, Kyaliwajjala, Namugongo, Nsasa, Nasana, parts of Kamyokya, Mpererwe, Kitezi and the surroundings areas.
A smilar intervention is being implemented to boost water supply to Kyanja,” Bigabwa added.
NWSC MD Silver Mugisha shared that work on a new water treatment plant in Katosi has started.
The combined water production of Ggaba water works and Katosi water works will cater for the growing demand for clean water services in the greater Kampala Metropolitan area up to the year 2040.
“Land for the construction of the New Water Plant at Katosi and 60million litres capacity water reservoirs at Nsumba Hill in Mukono has already been secured and the contractor is on ground,” he said.
He added that the construction of the 55km bulk heavy duty DN1,400 transmission mains, including a 15million litres capacity water reservoir at Sonde Hill and booster station in Namugongo are ongoing.
He added that Katosi water works when completed will produce 160million litres of water and cater for the growing demand for clean water services in the greater Kampala Metropolitan area.