Don’t Panic Over Baseless Rumors: NWSC Responds To Explosion At Sonde Water Reservoir

Don’t Panic Over Baseless Rumors: NWSC Responds To Explosion At Sonde Water Reservoir

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Management of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has responded to rumours that there was an explosion at the Sonde water reservoir.

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The NWSC says in a statement issued to the press that there was no explosion at the Sonde water reservoir and the tank is intact.

NWSC clears the air that on Sunday morning, the inlet pipe that delivered water from Katosi Water Treatment Plant to the reservoir suffered a technical failure and gave way which caused water to enter some houses and compounds near the reservoir.

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According to the Corporation, no one was injured in the incident. ”NWSC is in touch with the people who were inconvenienced and will resolve any outstanding issues with them,” partially reads the statement.

We have since learnt that the tank and the pipeline are under the testing and defects liability period of the contract.

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”Technical teams from the contractor and NWSC are fully mobilised and are working to repair the inlet pipe and restore water supply to the affected customers as soon as possible,” says NWSC.

Meanwhile, NWSC says as they undertake repair work and restoration of supply, customers served by the Sonde reservoir are advised to store water and use it sparingly as the technical teams repair the damaged pipeline and restore supply.

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