Ongoing Projects

Kampala Sanitation Programme Phase 1

The project is aimed atensuring improvements in urban hygiene and sanitation that in turn, contribute to improvements in public health including infant and maternal mortality rates and poverty reduction as well as achievement of national PEAP targets and Millennium Development Goals. Additionally, it will ensure improvements in protection of Kampala’s natural environment – both land and water

The Kampala Sanitation Project Phase 1 is being implemented in stages which are summarised hereafter;

Lake Victoria Protection Stage I (Immediate Works);

This stage is funded by KfW (Euros 6.0 Million), EU (Euros 7.0 Million) and Government of Uganda/NWSC (Euros 2.3 Million) at estimated cost of Euros 15.3 Million. The works contractor is Spencon Services and is supervised byFichtner Water and Transport/M&E Associates:

Lake Victoria Protection Stage II (Major Works);

Stage II involves construction of the Nakivubo and Kinawataka waste water treatment plants and their respective sewer networks. The works estimated at Euros 84 Million were designed by Lahmeyer GKW Consult (previously Poyry Environment GmBH) in association with PEC. Already, Nakivubo WWTP is under construction by a consortium of OTV (France), Cementers (Uganda) and Roko (Uganda) while procurements for contractors for Kinawataka WWTP and the Nakivubo&Kinawataka Sewers are both in progress.

The Project also includes a Tariff Review and Affordability Study which is being conducted by Mott MacDonald Ltd and is aimed at assessing the effectiveness and adequacy of the current tariff system, taking into account willingness and ability to pay, with the overall aim of ensuring sustainability of services.



Kampala Water Lake Victoria WATSAN Project

The project aims at addressing water supply challenges in greater Kampala metropolitan area up to the year 2035. It is funded by KfW (Euros 20 Million), EIB (Euros 75 Million), AFD (Euros 75 Million), EU Infrastructure Trust Fund (Euros 8 Million) and Government of Uganda/NWSC (Euros 34 Million) at Euros 212 Million.
For purposes of simplifying implementation, the project is packaged as follows;
Package 1: Immediate measures involving works at Gaba I& II and network.
Package 2: Water network modelling & master planning, and re-zoning and extension
Package 3: Gaba refurbishment and optimisation
Package 4: Katosi Water treatment plant and Water quality monitoring
Package 5: Improvement of water supply and sanitation in the informal settlements
Package 6: Accompanying measures including Asset management, and Capacity building
Already, the design and supervision consultant contract for Package 1 (Immediate measures) was hired i.e. CES Salzigiter in association with CODA& partners and the studies are in progress. Meanwhile procurement of consultants for other packages such as 2, 4 and 5 is on-going.



Uganda Water Management And Development Project (UWMDP)

This project was developed by Government of Uganda in partnership with the World Bank. Itentails infrastructure development in urban water and integrated water resources management among others. The entire project funding is US dollars 135 million out of which, 55 million has been earmarked for NWSC towns of Arua, Gulu, Bushenyi and Mbale. The procurement of service providers is already underway.


Gulu Water Supply Project, Emergency Works Stage II

The project aims at rehabilitation and expansion of the water and sewerage systems in Gulu. Stage II works involved improvements to the pipe work at the water treatment plant, rehabilitation of the flocculation basins, clarifiers and filters, Construction of a 5,300 m3 reservoir at Custom Corner, laying a DN 500 pumping main from the water works to the new reservoir, and improvements to the existing distribution network. These works worth UGX 6.7 Billion were executed by Zhonghao Overseas Construction Company Ltd, under the supervision of Gauff consultants in association with M&E Associates. Government of Uganda and NWSC funded the main works.

The project involves additional works which consist of works aimed at improving water production and pumping capacity of the treated water pumping station and improving/enlarging of the outlet pipework from the water reservoir at Customs Corner into the distribution network. These additional works were necessary for the project to achieve full benefits and have been substantially completed.


Bushenyi Water Supply Project, Immediate Measures Stage II

The overall objective of the project is to rehabilitate and expand the water supply system and to construct a sewerage system in Bushenyi. Stage II project involves intake modifications at Nyaruzinga water works, installation of lamella plates in the clarifiers, laying a DN 200 UPVC transmission from Katungu reservoir to Ishaka, water supply extension to Kitabi Seminary, water supply extension to Kyamuhunga and groundwater investigations.
The works contractor is Vambeco Enterprises Ltd under the supervision of Kagga& Partners and the works are in progress.


Kampala Urban Pro-poor Project, Kawempe

The project is aimed at addressing the sanitation needs and challenges of the urban poor residing in the informal settlements of Kawempe Division, Kampala. Up to 56 toilets are to be constructed in two lots i.e. Lot I (24 Toilets – contracted to AFS Construction Ltd at a cost of UGX 678million), and Lot II (21 Toilets – contracted to Builcon Ltd at a cost of UGX 758million). The project is being supervised by a Project implementation team comprising of NWSC staff.


Bwaise II Urban Pro-Poor Project

The Bwaise II Urban Poor project is an initiative aimed at improving the water supply and sanitation services of the urban poor residing in the informal settlements of Bwaise II parish. The project entails expansion of the water supply network and installation of prepaid meters to increase access to water supply by the urban poor in the Parish.
The project is funded by NWSC and the Coca Cola foundation through Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) at US dollars 530,000. Of this, the Coca Cola foundation contributed US dollars 300,000 which has been earmarked for payment of software component (community sensitization and training of caretaker groups), pre-paid water meters and design and supervision consultancy (contract awarded to Alliance Consultants Ltd). The remainder, i.e. US dollars 230,000 is counterpart funding from NWSC which is to be utilised for water network intensification and installation of pre-paid meters.

The works contract worth Uganda shillings 677,949,470/= (Six hundred and seventy seven million, nine hundred and forty nine thousand four hundred and seventy shillings) was signed between NWSC and Updeal (U) Ltdon 6th June 2012 and works are in progress.


Water Supply Extension to Kako, Masaka

The Project is intended to extend and improve water supply to Kako in Masaka. This entails laying 9km transmission pipeline from the Bwala system to Kako village, construction of booster station and reservoir and associated distribution network. The first stage of the project involving laying transmission line from Kitovu reservoir to Nyendo town, was funded by NWSC while the remaing scope is funded by the Ministry of Water and Environment through the Water and Sanitation Development Facility (WSDF-Central) with NWSC participating in project supervision.The Stage II works contract worth Uganda shillings 1.65 Billion is being conducted byUpdeal (U) Ltd.



Soroti Intake Redevelopment Project

The New Soroti Intake project is aimed at addressing the water abstraction challenges facing the Soroti water supply system since the water abstraction system was washed away during the October-November floods of 2010. Although the Area (NWSC-Soroti) with support of the Static Plant Maintenance Department undertook remedial interventions, these are only temporary and not sustainable in the long run.The design and construction supervision consultancy contract was awarded to ILISO Consulting at UGX 838,473,490 (Eight hundred and thirty eight million, four hundred and seventy three thousand, four hundred and ninety shillings) and the study is currently underway.