By Watchdog reporter
There will be no water flowing in the taps in Kampala City, and the surrounding municipalities of Mukono, Kira, Nansana and Wakiso, according to a statement released by the National Water and Sewerage System.
The period might take more than two days, and for precautionary measures, tap water users might need to store enough water supplies to avoid inconveniences.
“The Management of National Water and Sewerage Corporation wishes to inform its esteemed customers that there will be interruption in water supply on Thursday 15th September 2016 due to a planned shutdown at our Gaba 2 water plant, from 8:am to 8pm,” says a statement.
NWSC says that the shut down will be to ongoing works of upgrading the water supplier’s capacity to serve Kampala and its surroundings.
The water supplier says 50 million litres will be added to the Kampala service area alone.
“This is to enable us complete final interconnection works to add 50 million litres of water per day to Kampala service area. This will subsequently improve water supply in Kampala.”
The following areas will be affected: Kampala city center, Muyenga, Jinja Road, Kyambogo, Mutungo, Mukono, Seeta, Kyambogo, Banda, Nakawa, Mutungo, Luzira, Rubaga, Bulenga,Buloba, Banda, Kansanga, Makindye,Nansana, Nsambya, parts of City Centre, Namirembe,Bwaise, Kawempe, Matugga, Najjanakumbi, Mulago, Makerere, Nakulabye, Nsambya and surrounding areas.
NWSC advised its customers to store enough water and use it sparingly as it takes time for the system to stabilize after a total plant shutdown.”