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Water Shutdown Alert: Kampala Faces 12-Hour Shortage Due to Treatment Plant Maintenance

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water shutdown alert kampala faces 12 hour shortage due to treatment plant maintenance
water shutdown alert kampala faces 12 hour shortage due to treatment plant maintenance




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On Thursday, December 7, over four million residents in Kampala and its surrounding areas will experience a planned water shortage lasting 12 hours due to the scheduled shutdown of two treatment plants in Ggaba. Eng. Andrew Muhwezi, the senior manager of water production at the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), announced that the Ggaba 2 and Ggaba 3 water treatment plants will undergo routine maintenance starting at 7 am.

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The shutdown, expected to affect 55% of the central business district and its surroundings, aims to facilitate crucial maintenance works, including repairing leakages on transmission lines, annual maintenance of treatment units, inspection of underwater installations, servicing of electro-mechanical equipment, and various cleaning tasks.






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Eng. Muhwezi urged customers to store enough water during the shutdown period and assured that all planned works would be completed within the 12-hour timeframe. Areas affected include Mulago, Bombo Road, Nansana, Namirembe, Mengo Hill, parts of Makindye, Buziga, Munyonyo, Bunga, Ggaba Road, Kansanga, Nsambya, Jinja Road, Kyambogo, Mbuya, parts of Mutungo, Nakawa, and surrounding areas.

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While Ggaba 2 and Ggaba 3 will be temporarily out of operation, Ggaba 1 water treatment plant and Katosi will remain fully operational, ensuring a continued water supply to beneficiary areas.