‘Water Supply Challenges in Kampala Will Soon Be History’- Eng Sharon Karungi

‘Water Supply Challenges in Kampala Will Soon Be History’- Eng Sharon Karungi

The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has completed a number of interventions to address water supply challenges in Kampala.

According to Kampala Water Network Manager Eng. Sharon Karungi, the corporation produces about 250million litres of water per day against a peak demand of over 300million litres of water per day.

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Eng. Sharon Karungi

“Kampala has grown from the city of 7 hills we all knew and expanded to Mukono, Wakiso and nearby cities. To bridge the supply gaps, the Government of Uganda through NWSC embarked on the construction of a second water treatment plant in the Eastern part of Kampala at Katosi.

The plant, near completion, will add over 160million litres of water per day subsequently addressing the water supply challenges in Kampala,” Eng. Sharon said.

Eng. Sharon further shared that Kampala Water Network engineers have completed a number of interventions to serve customers in water stressed areas as the bigger project, Katosi, gets on board.
These include:

•Construction of a 30m3 underground sump near Prime Petrol station, laying of 1km Pumping main from Kyanja Mosque to Kyanja hilltop and a 1.6kms distribution main from Kyanja hilltop to address supply challenges on Kyanja Hill, Kanyanya, parts of Gayaza and parts of Ntinda.

•Commissioned a newly laid 2km Bandwe distribution main from Kinawa to Kasenge to address low water pressure concerns along Nakawuka road, Kinawa, Kikajjo, Kasenge, Nakirama and the surrounding areas.

•Developed a motorized borehole, laid a 2kms pumping main to augment water supply to parts of Nsasa and Bulindo.

•Developed a motorized borehole, laid a 1.5kms of pumping main to address water supply challenges in Maya, Katende and the surrounding areas.

Other Ongoing Interventions

•Purchase of land for a booster station, construction of Maya booster station, and Laying of 4Km distribution main from Maya hill to Katende to improve supply in the area.

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