By Spy Uganda
Sembabule: National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has completed Sembabule Water Supply Improvement Project that will boost reliable water supply services to over 170,000 customers.
NWSC took over the Sembabule water supply operations in April 2016 after an outcry from residents that the existing system was inadequate, experienced frequent pipe bursts, system vandalism and more. In fact, the entire system needed to be revamped to improve supply in the water-stressed areas as well as meet the growing demand for services in the district at large.
To address the area’s challenges, NWSC, in the FY 2018/19 initiated a project for the improvement of water supply services in the district and construction works commenced in August 2020. The project was financed using internally generated resources thus; funded by the NWSC.
Progress reports have it that the construction works have impressively been completed in a year, and the plant is now fully operational.
Notably, the project has a production capacity of 3million litres of water per day which previously was approximately 300,000 litres per day. According to the Corporation, the development is sufficient to meet the water supply needs of Sembabule and the surrounding areas up to the year 2040.
Particularly, as part of the project works, a new 1million litres/ day capacity tank, 3 booster stations, 3 new 100,000-litre capacity tanks and a new administration office, among others, have been constructed whereas over 70km of pipelines have been laid.
Among the areas to benefit from the new development include; Sembabule Town, Lwebitakuli, Miteete, Mateete, Kabundi, Lutunku, Kyabi, Bisheshe and Lugushulu.