National Water and Sewerage Corporation has announced it will shut down water tomorrow, Thursday for 48 hours.
This follows the recently completed rehabilitation and expansion work at Ggaba water works designed to add 50million litres of water per day to Kampala Service area.
“There will be a 48hr planned shutdown at Nakasero Gunhill water reservoir tomorrow 6th October 2016 to enable our engineers reconfigure associated pipelines and subsequently improve water supply in the City,” the coporation said in a statement.
The Nakasero tank is the second biggest water reservoir after the Muyenga tanks and it supplies the central business district.
The following areas will be affected: Kampala city center, Gayaza, Kanyanya, parts of Kyanja, Komamboga, parts of Bwaise and the surrounding areas.
“Customers are therefore advised to store enough water and use it sparingly as it takes time for the system to stabilize after a total plant shutdown.”
It added: “We regret any inconveniences caused and thank you for your patience as we work to improve water supply.”
Engineer Andrew Sekayizi, the Kampala water general manager, told press that the corporation is now generating too much water which needs to be extended to customers [from 190million litres a day to 240 million litres a day].
According to Silver Mugisha the NWSC managing director, it takes another 48 hours to resume pumping water in its system because they have to allow pressure to build up for the water to circulate on the network.