Whilst National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) produces 240million litres of water per day from Ggaba water works, the demand has shot up to more than 300million litres of water per day as a result of the mushrooming population and developments in the city.
“We are working on massive infrastructure to add over 160million litres of water per day to Kampala. The combined production from Ggaba (240million litres /day) and Katosi (240million litres design capacity and 160 production for phase 1) will produce 400million litres of water per day and bridge the water supply gaps in the city by February 2021,” NWSC MD Eng. Silver Mugisha said.
Eng. Silver said that Katosi project will solve water supply challenges in Kungu, Najjera, Kulambiro, parts of Ntinda, Ssonde, Gayaza, Kanyanya, Kyaliwajjala, Kira, Kitikifumba, Mulawa, Bulindo, Matugga, Kawanda, Mukono, Wakiso and other areas experiencing water supply challenges in the Kampala Metropolitan service area.
He added that NWSC in partnership with the Danish business is working on a new water works at Kaazi along Entebbe road. The water works when completed will boost water supply along Entebbe road, Mpigi, Wakiso and the surrounding areas
Manager Infrastructure projects supervision Eng Herbert Mujuni said that Katosi water supply project is 75% complete with all civil works done.
“The contractor is installing electoral mechanical equipment and system tests will start in December to March 2021,” he assured city dwellers.