The people of Sembabule have a reason to smile as the long awaited Water Supply Improvement Project is now complete, and Sembabule Town and the surrounding areas are now receiving reliable water supply services 24/7.
When National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) took over the Sembabule water supply operations in April 2016, the existing system was inadequate and needed to be revamped to improve supply in the water stressed areas and meet the growing demand for services in the district at large.
In addition to the inadequate water produced, the existing systems experienced frequent pipe bursts, system vandalism among other challenges.
To address the above challenges, NWSC, in the the FY 2018/19 initiated a project for the improvement of water supply services in Sembabule.
Detailed designs were undertaken, on the basis of which the construction works commenced in August 2020. The project was financed using internally generated resources.
The construction works have been completed in a space of one year, and the Plant is now fully operational.
The newly completed project has a production capacity of 3million litres of water per day. This is sufficent to meet the water supply needs of Sembabule and the sorrounding areas up to the year 2040.
Previously, the old Plant was supplying about 300,000 litres per day.
As part of the project works, a new 1million litres/ day capacity tank, 3 booster Stations, 3 new 100,000 litre capacity tanks, over 70km of pipelines, and a new Administration office, among others, have been constructed.
With the new infrastructure, water supply reliability for over 170,000 residents of Sembabule Town, Lwebitakuli, Miteete, Mateete, Kabundi, Lutunku, Kyabi, Bisheshe, Lugushulu, among others, is now guaranteed.