MUBENDE: National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is working on a number of projects aimed at improving water supply services in Mubende Town.
Mubende Town has in the recent past been in the news over unreliable water supply services, mostly attributed to the drying up of its main water source at Katoma due to climate change and over voltage causing power shutdowns, especially at night.
However, NWSC has taken practical steps to combat the water supply challenges in the area.
As such, the NWSC Management has had to quickly embark on a number of interventions, to avert the looming water crisis, thus; Installation, testing and commissioning of Ntungamo borehole II, with a yield of 10m³/h, installation, testing and commissioning of Katabalanga BH VI, with a yield of 5m³/h, installation, testing and commissioning of Katabalanga BH VII with a yield of 6m3/hr, laying of a parallel 6″ pipeline from Kachwamango to Katoma to evacuate an additional 14m³/h into the distribution network and, installation of generators at the two waterworks; Katabalanga and Katoma to maintain uninterrupted production during over voltage hours.
Notably, the above interventions shall translate into an increased daily production of about 610m³
Interventions to be implemented before December 2022 include; the completion of the charging of new Kangulumira reservoir in the CBD of Mubende, completion and operationalizing of Musozi borehole (BH) which is already drilled, with a yield of 12m³/h, completion of Nsengwe Borehole which is already drilled, with a yield of 6m³/h; its reservoir is already constructed and, completion of second Bore Hole at Ntungamo/Nkandwa, already drilled, with a yield of 25m³/h.
Once all these projects are completed, the water supply challenges in Mubende, will be no more.
Furthermore, the Area team is embarking on a monitoring campaign to ensure that all the dry zones are made wet again the team joins hands to see the area return to stable and equitable distribution of water services to all customers.
NWSC is committed to Water for All.