President Yoweri Museveni on Monday commissioned Nkanka water supply system, which, according to NWSC, has the capacity to deliver 3.1 million litres per day.
Officials say the system will help to improve access to safe clean water in Kisoro Municipality, Nyarubuye sub-county, Bunagana Border town, parts of Nyakinama sub-county and the surrounding areas.
The water is pumped from Nkanka Mega Spring, which flows at 6.3 million litres per hour.
Powered by 33KV grid electricity as the primary source and 250KVA diesel generator as backup, the system pumps water to a twin tank system with storage of 260,000 litres.
Officials say over 17 villages in 3 parishes of Gitenderi, Rukongi, Gisozi-Nyarusiza, Muramba sub-counties and the surrounding areas near Mgahinga National Park will also benefit upon completion of an ongoing water mains extension to be completed by February 2021.
Away from this system, NWSC is also upgrading the Seseme booster station from the current 15,0000 litres per hour to 45,000 litres per hour.
Water will be pumped to a new 270,000-litre tank at Gishegera hills.
“This will boost water supply in Kisoro municipality and extend services to Nyundo sub-county,” officials said.
NWSC is implementing other water and sewerage projects in Fort Portal, Gulu, Arua, Lira, Isingiro, Parambo, Adjumani, Moyo, Nebbi, Koboko, Lugazi, Masaka, Kampala Soroti many other areas of operation.