100 villages in Nakaseke, Kiboga and Mityana districts to get clean water, NWSC
The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is expanding the Kapeeka Water Supply system to serve over 100 villages in 3 districts.
NWSC Managing Director Eng Silver Mugisha cautioned the contractor against cost over runs during his inspection on the project works at Kapeeka, Nakaseke.
Eng Mugisha asked contractors to deliver the project on time and work with the communities who are the initial beneficiaries.
He added that the project will be completed by April 2021 and will produce over increase water supply from 2.5 million to 7million litres of water per day.
This automatically will boost industrialization at Kapeeka business park, improve sanitation and health in the three (3) districts, according to Eng Mugisha.
“I argue you to jealously protect River Mayanja which is the heart of the project,” says Eng Mugisha.
The project scope includes:
Bulk water transfer to Semuto Sub county, Bukomero town, and Kapeeka Industrial park.
Imrove current water production from 2.5million litres/day to 7million litres/day.
Upgrade of electro-mechanical equipment and upgrading of raw water intake.
Construction of two additional water treatment lines including; an aerator, flocculator, calculator, clarifier, filter and ancillary works.
Then construction of a new pump house and construction of a 150m3 steel backwash water tank.
Furthermore the project will also include laying of a parallel steel treated water pumping main, and construction of a new 600m3 steel reservoir
installation of raw water and treated water pumps.
Plus construction of staff houses, which will help easy management of the project for good and effective service delivery.
Mr Richard Ogwal the manager NWSC Kapeeka area said that the project when completed will 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.
Kapeeka water works is funded using internally generated NWSC resources with support from the Government of Uganda.