Friday 2nd May, 2014

Construction works of the Bugolobi/Nakivubo sewerage treatment plant begins

The NWSC board of directors together with the MD National Water and Sewerage Corporation visited the project site for the construction of the Bugolobi/Nakivubo waste water treatment plant. The purpose of the visit was to engage the contractor; follow up on status of the construction works and organize for a timely completion of the ongoing Kampala Sanitation Program.

The program is broadly aimed at providing improvements in the urban hygiene and sanitation services for the city residents. It aims to achieve this through rehabilitation and expansion of the current sewage system within the metropolitan Kampala, improving collection of faecal sludge from the on-site sanitation facilities and the implementation of faecal sludge treatment regime.

The interventions of this program will also result into the improvement of the environmental sustainability of Lake Victoria inner Murchison Bay through reduction of pollution entering the lake through the Nakivubo channel.

Construction of the Nakivubo sewerage treatment plant was relocated from the Nakivubo swamp to a substitute site at Bugolobi where NWSC currently hosts its Sewerage treatment plant. This was after detailed geotechnical soil investigations carried out, results revealed that soil at the proposed Nakivubo site was not firm enough for construction. Module