The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) says after completing the Kapeeka Water Supply System, it will be able to serve over 100 villages in 3 districts of Nakaseke, Kiboga and Mityana.
The project, which is expected to be completed by April 2021, will see water supply rise from 2.5 million to 7 million liters of water per day.
In Kapeeka Business Park, it will help boost industrialization activities, improve sanitation and health, the corporation said in a Tuesday statement.
NWSC Managing Director Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha was yesterday in Kapeeka, Nakaseke district to inspect the project and he cautioned the contractor against cost overruns.
He emphasized the cruciality of having the project delivered on time. Eng. Mugisha also urged the residents to jealously protect River Mayanja which is the heart of the project.
The project scope includes:
•Bulk water transfer to Semuto sub-county
•Bulk water transfer to Bukomero town
•Bulk water transfer to Kapeeka Industrial park
•Imrove current water production from 2.5million liters/day to 7million liters/day
•Upgrade of electro-mechanical equipment
•Upgrading of raw water intake
•Construction of two additional water treatment lines including; an aerator, flocculator, calculator, clarifier, filter and ancillary works
•Construction of a new pump house
•Construction of a 150m3 steel backwash water tank
•Laying of a parallel steel treated water pumping main
•Construction of a new 600m3 steel reservoir
- Installation of raw water and treated water pumps
•Construction of staff houses
Richard Ogwal, the manager of NWSC in Kapeeka, said the project will also serve Singo Army Barracks, 60 villages in Kapeeka town, Kapeeka Industrial Park, 20 villages in Kikandwa, Mityana district, Masiliba, Kakyenga, Nakatoke, Kituma, 30 villages in Bukomero, Kiboga district among other areas.
NWSC is working to complete the project by February 2021.
Kapeeka waterworks is funded using internally generated NWSC resources with support from the government of Uganda.
Away from Kapeeka, NWSC says they are set to ramp up water supply in Kampala since the demand has risen from 240 million litres of water produced per day from Ggaba waterworks to more than 300 million litres of water per day as a result of the mushrooming population and developments in the city.
"We are working on massive infrastructure to add over 160million litres of water per day to Kampala. The combined production from Ggaba (240million litres /day) and Katosi (240million litres design capacity and 160 production for phase 1) will produce a today of 400million litres of water per day and bridge the water supply gaps in the city by February 2020," he said
Dr. Silver said that Katosi Project will solve water supply challenges in Kungu, Najjera, Kulambiro, parts of Ntinda, Ssonde, Gayaza, Kanyanya, Kyaliwajjala, Kira, Kitikifumba, Matugga, Kawanda, Mukono, Wakiso and other areas experiencing water supply challenges in the Kampala Metropolitan service area.
He added that NWSC in partnership with the Danish business is working on new waterworks at Kaazi along Entebbe road. The waterworks when completed will boost water supply along Entebbe road, Mpigi, Wakiso and the surrounding areas
Manager Infrastructure projects supervision Eng Herbert Mujuni said that Katosi water supply project is 75% complete with all civil works done.
"The contractor is installing electoral mechanical equipment and system tests will start in December to March 2021" he assured city dwellers