The Minister of Water and Environment Hon Sam Cheptoris, in the company of AFD Director General, French Ambassador to Uganda H.E Jules-Armand Aniambossou, Germany Ambassador to Uganda H.E Mathias Schauer, NWSC Board Chairman Eng. Dr Prof Badru. M. Kiggundu, NWSC MD Dr Eng Silver Mugisha, Mukono South Area MP and members of the NWSC top management have on Monday inspected the recently completed Katosi Water Treatment Plant.
The plant, which has a 240million litres per day water production capacity was constructed to increase the water supply to the Kampala Metropolitan Service Area.
The project was jointly funded by Development Partners (EIB, AFD, KFW, EU-ITF), and counterpart funding from the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Water and Environment and NWSC
Katosi will serve over 7.5million people in Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso up to 2040.
The plant has a design capacity of 160,000m³/day (80,000m3/day + 80,000m3/day), with provision for future expansion up to 240,000m³/day.
The Katosi-Kampala Transmission Mains on the other hand was designed to evacuate and convey all 160,000m3/day produced in Katosi into the Kampala Water supply network.
The project also has a component to supply water to Katosi, Lugazi town and the surrounding areas.