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NWSC sewer line connection complete 

By Juliet Waiswa

Added 7th December 2018 02:16 PM

The laying of sewer pipeline completes the a project which will see a new sewage treatment plant at Bugolobi treat 45m litters of sewage a day and serve 850,000 people daily.

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Samuel Apedel, the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Public Relations Manager. Photo/File

The laying of sewer pipeline completes the a project which will see a new sewage treatment plant at Bugolobi treat 45m litters of sewage a day and serve 850,000 people daily.

 
SANITATION
 
KAMPALA - About 45 million litres of sewage will be treated in the city following the completion of the main sewer interconnection works across Jinja Road near Electoral commission-Centenary Park.
 
“The works which commenced about a month ago, will handle three times the capacity that the sewer line has been handling,” said Samuel Apedel, the Public Relations Manager at National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC).
 
The laying of sewer pipeline completes the a project which will see a new sewage treatment plant at Bugolobi treat 45m litters of sewage a day and serve 850,000 people daily.
 
The old sewer line has been treating a capacity of about 17million litres but with the new development, the stench in the city will reduce as this is going to handle a large capacity.
 
He said,” This is part of 31km expansion of sewage services to cover areas beyond Kampala Central Business District (CBD) to include the city’s metropolitan area that has grown exponentially over the recent past.
 
Apedel explained that the civic and electromechanical works have been completed and the plant is going to be officially commissioned in January. He added that at the moment, the sewer lines are undergoing testing by the contractor.
 
The old sewer line was only handling the colonial areas, of Kololo, Bugolobi, Nagulu and part of the Central Business District. 
“The sewer line has expanded its network to cover the Central Business District of Kampala CDB, Nakawa, Kyambogo, Banda, Kinawataka, Butabika, Behind the Electoral Commission, Channel street, Kisekka Market up to Aga Khan,” said Apedel.
 
The cost of treating the water will go down, after the sewer line is completed as its connection has a component to the Nakivubo Channel where the waters will be treated before it is poured into Lake Victoria.
 
Apedel added that plant will generate power of about 635Kws of biogas from the faecal matter.
 
The sewage pipelines laying by NWSC is a donor funded project of close to USD91m (about sh345b).
 
KCCA speaks 

Kampala Capital City Authority Spokesperson, Peter Kaujju explained that KCCA has been supervising works on the road adding that the works will be completed in 21 days which were projected. 

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