Lyantonde, Kiruhura districts to get a UGX 1.5b Water plant
The Government of Uganda through National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has secured funding worth UGX 15.1billion to implement a new water supply system across Lyantonde and Kiruhura districts.
The Water Supply Project is majorly aimed at ensuring the provision of good quality drinking water to the water stressed areas in the two districts as well as the Industrial Park in Nshara and all surrounding communities respectively.
While inspecting the ongoing works, Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha, the Managing Director NWSC appreciated the local authorities in Lyantonde and Kiruhura districts for their tremendous support towards the implementation of this project.
“We are currently serving Lyantonde and Kiruhura districts using one plant with 2.1million litres per day of water production capacity against a demand of 5million litres which the new plant is expected to produce. The combined water production from the two plants upon completion will cater for any existent demand for water services to support industrialization and the water needs of the two sister districts until 2032 in the long run,” noted Mugisha.
The project which will be executed by the M/S PLUMBASE (U) LTD AND ANHUI HOLDING GROUP COMPANY LTD JV entails development of an off-shore water in-take and a water treatment plant of 5million litres capacity per day, on the shores of Lake Kakyeera at Rukukuru Landing Site.
Eng. Mugisha urged the people of Lyantonde and Kiruhura to protect the lake against pollution and engage in source protection initiatives to curb human activities near the lake. He equally commended the contractor and NWSC project supervisors for successfully implementing this project within given time and cost.
Lyantonde and Kiruhura districts have previously faced water supply challenges due to increased demand for water services and extreme weather events during the prolonged dry spell hence increased challenges of poor quality water.
The treated water will be pumped to a 1.5million litres/day storage reservoir within Nshaara Ranch; from where it will gravitate to the areas of Rukukuru, Nshaara, Rwempogo, Akageeti, the industrial park, Rushere and the surrounding areas for domestic, agricultural and industrial use.
Works at the treatment plant site in Rukukuuru, the reservoir site and pipe laying at Nshaara are ongoing and are at an advanced stage and the Project shall be completed by end of December 2022.