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Parliamentary Natural Resources Committee inspects the construction of a new drinking water treatment plant in Katosi to the east of Kampala

The Parliamentary Natural Resources committee led by its chairman Hon. Dr. Kephas Sempange toured the Katosi Water Treatment plant on Thursday. The tour started with a visit to the contractors yard where Director Engineering services, Eng. Alex Gisagara together with DMD-TS Eng. Johnson Amayo and Eng. Denis Talemwa conducted presentations on the entire project scope. The committee then visited the reservoir site and then concluded the field tour at the site of the booster pump in Namugongo-Sonde.

The committee was then hosted to a sumptuous lunch at IREC that was followed by an exit meeting where the MPs urged the corporation to keep up with the fantastic work it’s doing in providing clean safe water to the citizens of Uganda especially with the implementation of SCAP 100.

The new plant which will initially produce 160 million litres of water per day will have a design capacity of 240 million litres of water per day. The plant is being contructed by Sogea/Suez International.

2040 water supply horizon
The additional 160 million litres of water from the Katosi plant will serve the growing drinking water needs of Kampala Metropolitan up to 2040.

The current daily supply of water from Ggaba Water Works is 240 million litres. The additional 160 million litres of water per day will take the total drinking water volumes for Kampala Water service area to 400 million litres per day. Kampala Water serves Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono.

Works:
The works to being undertaken include the following
i. 240 million litre capacity offshore water intake
ii. 160 million capacity drinking water treatment plant
iii. 10 million litre capacity reservoir on Nsumba Hill
iv. Construction 10km bulk water transmission pipeline of 1400 millimeter diameter

Implementation:
i. The project design is being undertaken for 6 months from the date of contract June– December 2018
ii. Construction work will last 24 months and started January 9th.
iii. Completion, testing and commissioning will be in January –March 2021

Large Water Supply Projects:
NWSC is currently undertaking large projects including the 43 million litre capacity Bugolobi Sewerage Treatment Plant, Arua Water Supply and Sanitation Project, Gulu Water Suppy Impovement Project and Bushenyi Kitagata Water
Supply Project. The Bugolobi and Arua projects are substantially complete. The Mbale Water Supply will start soon.

Project Funding:
The project which will cost Euros 82,213,231 will be funded by the Government of Uganda, the European Investment Bank, The German Funding Agency KfW, The French Funding Agency AfD, and the EU Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund.

NWSC is committed to 100% service coverage, infrastructure expansion, increased geographical coverage, water quality and customer delight.

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