Government of Uganda through National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is putting final touches on a new water treatment plant in Katosi, Mukono district. Works on the 240 million litres per day water production plant are near completion with 95% of project works completed. The new plant will serve over 7.5million people in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono up to 2040. According to NWSC Director Engineering Services, Eng Alex Gisagara, system tests for the new plant have commenced.

In Uganda, Sogea-Satom started in August 2018 the construction of the Katosi drinking water treatment plant, near Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria. The work includes the design and construction of a facility that will treat 160,000 m3 of water per day. Sogea-Satom is also in charge of installing 10 km of treated water transfer pipe DN 1400 in ductile iron and a storage tank of 40,000 m3. Underwater work will be required for the DN 1000 forced water intake pipe in Lake Victoria.

This project, entrusted by National Water & Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), is a continuation of the DN 1400 pipeline works over 52 km located downstream of this new installation (started in September 2017). These pipes transport the treated water from the drinking water production station located in Katosi to the capital Kampala.

Today the city of Kampala is mainly supplied by the Ggaba drinking water treatment plant (also rehabilitated by Sogea-Satom from 2014 to 2017). Ultimately, when these two projects are completed, NWSC will be able to deliver twice the quantity of drinking water to the capital Kampala from the North (currently 240,000 m3 / day are piped from the Ggaba station).

Source: Construction Review Online

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