By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Earlier this week, contractors and consultants of the multimillion Katosi Water Treatment- 240million litres per day capacity plant handed the project over to the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC).
He assured city dwellers of excellent water quality, excellent customer service and urged them to report all supply challenges to NWSC.
However, the chairman technical committee of the Board Mr. George Runge applauded the contractor and consultants for the transformational works at Katosi. He reiterated NWSC’s commitment towards water for all across the country.
On there other hand, NWSC MD Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha congratulated the Government of Uganda and its people on what he called a bigger milestone. “This is an important day in our history as we receive the second water treatment plant for Kampala. With the additional water from Katosi, the combined water production from Ggaba and Katosi will help us address all dry zones in the city,” he said.
He further noted that NWSC customers in Seeta-Mukono, Mutungo, Sonde, Kyaliwajjala, Mbalwa, Namugongo, Kireka, Kyaliwajjala, Kungu, Nsasa, Kasangati, Gayaza, Najjera, Kiwatule, among many others are already connected to the new system.
“NWSC engineers have embarked on laying distribution mains to send the water to the entire Kampala Metropolitan service area. Plans are also underway to serve customers along Katosi road, Kisoga, Lugazi, Buikwe and the surrounding areas using the same system,” he added.
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).
The plant has a design capacity of 160,000m³/day (80,000m3/day + 80,000m3/day), with provision for future expansion to 240,000m³/day.
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.
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