The 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 percent 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 Testing and commissioning of different Plant electrical control units.
Eng Denis Taremwa, the Project Manager, said that works are on course with the first drop of water expected to reach the new Nsumba water reservoirs by the end of April 2021.
The Deputy Managing Director Technical Services Eng. Johnson Amayo said that the utility is moving away from the traditional treatment of water by sedimentation to the use of dissolved air floatation, in order to deal with the problem of increasing algae on Lake Victoria.
“Upon completion, the Katosi plant will be the first and biggest plant in East and Central Africa using the AquaDAF and AquaZur technologies,” he said.
The state of the art plant shall incorporate water recycling and sludge thickening to minimise plant losses and promote environmental conservation.