KAMPALA and its suburbs have running water after four days of dry taps.
The city residents were yesterday relieved of the high cost of water and the dangers of water-borne diseases, when authorities fixed two burst pipes.
By 10:00am, Kawempe-Maganjo, Nakawa, Bwaise and Makerere Hill had water flowing.
Save for the brownish colour due to rust in the pipes, the residents were happy.
In Makerere University, the resumption in flow meant the halls of residence and administrative blocks, which were stinking because of unflushed toilets and dirty corridors, could expect a clean-up.
The shortage started on Friday when a steel pipe supplying areas of Jinja Road, and another pipe on Kampala Road burst, according to a press notice from the National Water and Sewerage Corporation.
The situation was further delayed by a shutdown of the Ggaba waterworks on Sunday, during the installation of a transformer by UMEME to improve power supply at the substation, the statement said.
Water returns to Kampala