NWSC to shutdown Ggaba 2 Water plant on Thursday, keep enough water

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National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has announced that there will be water supply interruptions on Thursday 15th September 2016.

NWSC MD Eng. Silver Mugisha announced the shutdown
NWSC MD Eng. Silver Mugisha announced the shutdown

The interruption is due to planned shutdown of Ggaba 2 Water Plant from 8:00am to 8:00pm to enable the water complete final interconnection works to add 50 million litres of water per day to Kampala Area service. Below is the announcement from the water body;

ANNOUNCEMENT; The Management of National Water and Sewerage Corporation wishes to inform its esteemed customers that there will be interruption in water supply on Thursday 15th September 2016 due to a planned shutdown at our Ggaba 2 water plant, from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

This is to enable us complete final interconnection works to add 50 million litres of water per day to Kampala service area. This will subsequently improve water supply in Kampala. The following areas will be affected:

Kampala city center, Muyenga, Jinja Road, Kyambogo, Mutungo, Mukono, Seeta, Kyambogo, Banda, Nakawa, Mutungo, Luzira, Rubaga,Bulenga,Buloba, Banda, Kansanga, Makindye, Nansana, Nsambya, parts of City Centre, Namirembe,Bwaise, Kawempe, Matugga, Najjanakumbi, Mulago, Makerere, Nakulabye, Nsambya and surrounding areas.

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Customers are therefore advised to store enough water and use it sparingly as it takes time for the system to stabilize after a total plant shutdown. We regret any inconveniences caused and thank you for your patience as we work to improve water supply.

For more information, please call our Toll free helpline on 0800 200 977 0r 0800 300 977.

You can also follow us on twitter @nwscug. Instagram @nwscug and Facebook www.facebook.com/waterug

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In related news, yesterday NWSC MD, Dr.Eng Silver Mugisha, held a press conference at Ggaba water works to give a project update of the ongoing rehabilitation of Ggaba water works and planned interventions to improve supply in all our areas of operation. He cautioned the public to pay bills promptly and enable the corporation extend water to more areas.

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“The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance has instructed us to disconnect all government institutions with pending bills. The billions in arrears owed to us can help us extend water to more people and stabilize supply in water stressed areas,” he shared.

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“We will have a 12-hour plant shutdown on Thursday,15th  September 2016 to enable our contractor upgrade and make final plant interconnections as part of the ongoing refurbishment works to add 50 million litres of water per day to the Kampala service area,” Mugisha said.

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