The National Water and Sewerage Corporation has cautioned city dwellers to store enough water and use it sparingly ahead of the planned plant shut down at Ggaba water works on Saturday 28th July, 2018 from 8am to 7pm.
According to NWSC Water production manager Engineer Andrew Muhwezi, all machinery, heavy duty water pumps and the various water treatment stages will be shutdown down to allow UMEME Engineers carry out routine maintenance works at the Ggaba Power Sub station.
Kampala Water General Manager Eng Andrew Sekayizzi assured customers that the works when completed will improve power supply at the treatment plant and subsequently improve water production and supply reliability in Kampala city.
The works will affect customers in Kampala Service area, Mukono, Wakiso and the surroundings. Some of the areas include:
City centre, Rubaga, Mengo, Nakulabye, Kasubi, Nansana, Nateete, Bulenga, Buloba, Kyengera, Nsanji, Nalumunye, Nyanama, Namasuba, Lubowa, Seguku, Bunamwaya, Makindye, Lukuli, Gaba, Buziga, Salaama, Munyonyo, Bunga, Kawuku, Muyenga, Bugolobi, Mutungo, Nakawa, Ntinda, Kireka, Seeta, Bweyogere, Mukono, Kyaliwajjala, Mbalwa, Mulaawa, Namugongo, Kiira, Nsasa, Buwaate, Kungu, Kyanja, Kisaasi, Najeera, Kiwatule, Naguru, Kololo, Bwaise, Kawempe, Maganjo, Matuga, Kawanda, Kasangati, Makerere, Kasubi, Kawaala, Masanafu,
Kalerwe, Kyebando, Mpererwe, Nammere, Kiteezi Gayaza, Kungu, Kulambiro, Komamboga, Luteete, Masooli, Kiteetika and the surrounding areas.
Eng Sekayizzi advised customers to store enough water in preparation for the shutdown and use it sparingly.
“It takes time for the system/pipe network to stabilise after a total plant shutdown. Customers are therefore advised to store water and use it sparingly during this time.” he added
NWSC Director Enginering Services Engineer Alex Gisagara said that the water supply interruptions during system upgrade works will be mitigated upon completion of the new Katosi water works.
Eng Gisagara shared that the new 240million litres per day (design capacity) water treatment plant will push over 160million litres of water per day to Kampala and supplement Ggaba water works.
The additional 160 million litres of water from the Katosi plant will serve the growing clean safe water needs of more than 7.5million people in Kampala Metropolitan up to 2040.