Several parts of Kampala and other surrounding areas are to experience a 9 hour water outage on Sunday 28th June 8AM to 5PM, the National Water and Sewerage Cooperation (NSWC) has announced.
According to a statement issued by water agency, the interruption is due to a planned shutdown on Ggaba Water works to enable UMEME Engineers undertake routine maintenance works at the Ggaba UMEME substation. The interruptions are meant to improve power supply reliability at Ggaba water works
The statement notes that water production in all treatment plants and pumpage at all booster stations and supply networks within Kamapala will be affected.
NWSC recently announced a massive headway in solving the problem of water shortages in Kampala Metropolitan area with the Katosi Water treatment plant nearing completion.
The ongoing Katosi water project has the capacity to supply 240 million litres per day and Mr Sam Apedel, the Public Relations Manager at NWSC, says the 55km pipeline from Katosi, Mukono, Seeta, Namugongo, Naalya, Ntinda to Naguru is 85% done.
Upon completion, the Katosi plant will be the first and biggest plant in East and Central Africa using the AquaDAF and AquaZur technologies.
According to Kampala Water General Manager Eng Mahmood Lutaaya, the combined water production from Katosi and Ggaba Water Treatment Plants will cater for the growing demand for clean water services in the greater Kampala Metropolitan Area up to the year 2040.