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NWSC CONNECTS 73% HOMES IN MASINDI MUNICIPALITY TO CLEAN WATER

Residents at a water point in Masindi district

BY INNOCENT ATUGANYIRA

MASINDI: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2021

At least 73% of the homes in Masindi Municipality are connected to National Water and Sewage Cooperation (NWSC), since it took over from a private water supplier in 2006.

Francis Wamono, the Commercial Officer NWSC Masindi area, explained that NWSC started supply extension at in Psalm farm along Masindi – Kafu road, then Katesenywa along Masindi – Hoima road, Kinogonzi along Masindi – Biiso road and later Pakanyi which is located along Masindi – Kigumba road.

The biggest national water supplier is operating in the four divisions of Masindi Municipality. These are Central, Nyangahya, Karujubu and Kigulya, thus covering an area of 333km.

By the end of October this year, the company had 6,326 homes connected to NWSC, 245 are connected to central Sewage line, and they have 296 public supply points in the strategic communities.

Wanomo said that 65 cells in the four divisions are connected to NWSC in the entire municipality and they are operating beyond the municipality.

“We generate water from Kiyanja which is supplying the entire Municipality, and the water undergoes various treatment processes to make it suitable for human consumption,” he added.

The commercial officer also said that they have plans of expanding the services beyond the municipality by 2023.

“We have plans to expand the services up to Kijujubwa which is approximately 30km from Masindi town,” he said.

The public supply points are providing services to people who can’t afford to connect water in their homes.

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