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NWSC to Serve Over 100 Villages In Nakaseke, Kiboga, Mityana Districts

The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is expanding the Kapeeka Water Supply System to serve over 100 villages in 3 districts of Nakaseke, Kiboga and Mityana.

The project, when completed will serve Singo Army barracks, 60 villages in Kapeeka town, Kapeeka Industrial park, 20 villages in Kikandwa-Mityana district, Masiliba, Kakyenga, Nakatoke, Kituma, 30 villages in Bukomero-Kiboga district among other areas.

While Inspecting the projects works at Kapeeka in Nakaseke district on Tuesday, NWSC MD Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha cautioned the contractor against cost overruns.

He asked them to deliver the project on time and work with the communities who are the initial beneficiaries.

Dr. Silver added that the project will increase water supply from 2.5 million to 7million litres of water per day, boost industrialization at Kapeeka business park and improve sanitation and health in the 3 districts.

“I urged residents to jealously protect River Mayanja which is the heart of the project,” Dr. Mugisha said.

The project scope includes bulk water transfer to Semuto Sub county, Bukomero town and Kapeeka Industrial park, Upgrade of electro-mechanical equipment and raw water intake, Construction of two additional water treatment lines including; an aerator, flocculate, calculator, clarifier, filter and ancillary works, construction of a new pump house and construction of a 150m3 steel backwash water tank.

The other works include laying of a parallel steel treated water pumping main, construction of a new 600m3 steel reservoir, installation of raw water and treated water pumps and construction of staff houses.

Richard Ogwal, the manager NWSC Kapeeka area said that NWSC is working to complete the project by February 2020.

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Kapeeka water works is funded using internally generated NWSC resources with support from the Government of Uganda.

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