By Spy Uganda
Kampala: This morning, working with security agencies, National Water & Sewage Corporation (NWSC) arrested suspected vandals who attempted to steal the new Katosi water treatment plant power transmission copper wires.
The problem of shortage of clean and safe water that had gripped Kampala for long became history after the construction of this plant that supplies Kampala Metropolitan Area.
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The Katosi-Kampala Transmission Mains on the other hand was designed to evacuate and convey all 160,000m3/day produced in Katosi into the Kampala Water supply network.
Last year, NWSC Managing Director Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha revealed that customers in Seeta-Mukono, Mutungo, Sonde, Kyaliwajjala, Mbalwa, Namugongo, Kireka, Kyaliwajjala, Kungu, Nsasa, Kasangati, Gayaza, Najjera, Kiwatule, Naalya are among the many enjoying the existence of the plant.
The Katosi Water Treatment Plant and Katosi-Kampala Transmission Mains Projects are part of the wider KW-LVWATSAN Project, whose objective is to improve the living conditions of the residents in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area through the provision of safe and reliable water supply services.
The Projects were funded by the government of Uganda, European Union Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU-ITF), European Investment Bank (EIB), Agence Francaise de Development (AFD), and Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW).