Hoima City will soon enjoy increased, reliable water supply after the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Managing Director, Eng Dr Silver Mugisha unveiled plans to boost it.
NWSC currently produces approximately 2.2 million litres of water per day yet the demand for water in the city is about five million litres of water per day.
Dr Mugisha said the corporation is undertaking interventions to bridge the supply gap by upgrading water treatment units at Kyarwabuyamba water works, laying of a new pumping main process to Kikwite reservoir, installation of high capacity high lift pumps and drilling and development of two new high production motorised boreholes to augment water production among others.
“These short term interventions will add over five litres of water perday, meeting the demand for clean water in the city. In addition, plans are underway to construct a new water treatment plant at River Kafu,” he revealed
In a related development, Dr Mugisha said plans to enhance water production and supply at Masindi water works are underway.
He said this after touring NWSC installations in Masindi.
“We are challenged by the flooding of River Kiyanja which has submerged some of our installations. Additionally, power challenges continue to affect normal water supply schedules. We are working with our power suppliers to address the power challenge, embark on plant modification works and innovative engineering solutions to address the floods issue and water production capacity enhancement respectively,” he said.
In 2017, through plant refurbishment works at Kiyanja water works, NWSC improved water production and supply in Masindi town from 1.8 million litres of water per day to over 4.3million litres of water per day.
NWSC is working on a number of projects including upgrading Fort Portal Water Improvement project and package sewage treatment plants for Fort Portal among many other ongoing projects in various cities countrywide.