A Blend of Glamour, Pomp, Entertainment and Elegance as NWSC Celebrates 2017 
(DECEMBER, 2017)


NWSC Board Secretariat, Management and Staff closed last week with “the party of the year”. Championed by the Management Services Business stream, the event was dubbed “a black and gold affair”.
In what turned out to be a fun-filled occasion saw lots of entertainment from different bands, performances from various NWSC departments and Uganda’s best Disc Jockey- Selector Jay (Club Guvnor Head of Djs and DJ of the year 2016/2017) entertained the guests on the occasion. Read More...

SWAS Goes Regional
(DECEMBER, 2017)


The SWAS Clubs Committe led by The SWAS Patron, DMD-F&S Ms. Sylvia Tumuhairwe Alinaitwe, Ms. Sarah Namuwenge, Ms. Mary Ikazi and Area managers for the host locations. These were supported by Edidah Kekimuri, Solomon Hans Ruyonga, Jill Mugasa, Catherine Nalubulwa and Collins Bukenya. The launches were held at IREC for (Central region), Mbarara for (Western & S.Western region) and Lira for (East & Northern region). The main aim for this week long activity was to further sensitize on the purpose and goal of SWAS Clubs. To this end, the corporate communications manager, Ms. Sarah Namuwenge gave a detailed presentation fully covering all things SWAS at all the Regional workshops. Read More... 

NWSC assures the Public of Clean and Safe Water
(DECEMBER, 2017)


KCCA, National Water and Sewerage Corporation and other key partners organized a three-day exhibition under the theme; “Sanitation a Viable Business in Kampala” during which, NWSC guaranteed the public of clean and safe water. This took place from 29th November to 1st December, 2017 at KCCA Railway grounds, Jinja Road. Read More...

NWSC Launches Tree Planting Campaign in Kamuli
(NOVEMBER, 2017)


National Water and Sewerage Corporation in partnership with the Young water professionals Uganda chapter, last week launched a tree planting campaign hosted at Kamuli Township Primary school. The campaign is part of the corporation’s plan to plant at least 1 million trees in all its areas of operation within one year. Read More...

NWSC Scoops Best Services & Utilities Exhibitor Award
(OCTOBER, 2017)


National Water and Sewerage Corporation brought home the award for best Services and Utilities exhibitor at the Uganda International Trade Fair, the largest annual exhibition organized in Uganda. This year, UGITF happened to be celebrating its Silver Jubilee that started on Tuesday 3rd, October to Tuesday 10th, October 2017 at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) show grounds, Lugogo. UGTIF that takes place every year since 1992. It offers an international marketing platform for multi-sectoral goods and services from within and outside the East African region.

The fair that has been a consistent business partner for many companies /organizations over the past twenty-four years (24) ran under the theme: “Transforming the Economy through Industrialisation”, during which, hundreds of customers pitched camp at the exquisite NWSC stall where the team, led by PR officer Kampala Water, Mr. Patrick Etiang, ably shared with the delighted customers the corporation’s plans of fulfilling its promise of Clean and Safe Water for All.

NWSC MD Wins Prestigious European Business Award
(OCTOBER, 2017)

The European Assembly recognized the NWSC Managing Director, Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha for winning the International Socrates Award of Intellectual Development for today’s Society. The awards were presented at the Intercontinental Carlton Hotel in Cannes-France in categories of; Government Management, Education, Science and technology, Culture and Art, Economics and Business and Medicine and Pharmacy. Read More...

223 NWSC Staff Graduate in Practically Acquired Skills (OCTOBER, 2017)


A total of 233 plumbers, electro-mechanic technicians on Friday graduated in practically Acquired skills at the NWSC Vocational Skills Development Facility (VSDF) in Ggaba. The graduation ceremony in Ggaba water works was presided over by the Minister of state for Higher Education- Hon. Chrysostom Muyingo and the Minister of Water and Environment- Hon. Sam Cheptoris. The graduates completed the practically Acquired Skills (PAS) training in industrial plumbing, industrial Electro-mechanical installation, welding and heavy Equipment Operations. Read More...

Gayaza High Officially Joins the SWAS Teens
(OCTOBER, 2017)

Over the weekend, Gayaza high School launched the SWAS club which happens to be one of the most active SWAS clubs in the past two years now. The delightful occasion was graced by NWSC’s Director Business and Scientific Services- Dr. Rose Kaggwa, the SWAS Clubs Patron-Mrs. Sylvia Tumuhairwe, Manager Corporate Communications- Ms. Sarah Namuwenge, the NWSC Digital Media Team, the SWAS Teens and the school administration. Speaking on behalf of the administration, Mrs. Tumutegyereize Kellen cautioned the students against mishandling water and urged them to always ensure that water is not wasted but instead used wisely to promote hygiene & sanitation in the school and also to cut on the cost of water. Read More...

Director Business and Scientific Services calls for increased water quality monitoring
(OCTOBER, 2017)

The Director Business and Scientific Services Dr. Rose Kaggwa mid-last week urged the operations and water quality teams to step up water quality monitoring in the corporation by revamping water safety plans as the plan is a proactive risk management strategy that will enable the corporation identify, prioritize and mitigate water quality risks Read More...

NWSC in concurrence with YWPs Launch Tree Planting
(OCTOBER, 2017)

National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) in conjunction with the Young Water Professionals (YWPs)-Uganda Chapter, launched a nationwide tree planting campaign on Wednesday, as a way of protecting the environment. The drive dubbed ‘Plant a Tree Save the Future’ is an initiative in line with both the NWSC and YWPs Strategic Direction and Action Plan respectively, and will encourage staff, the youth, school going children through the NWSC School Water and Sanitation Clubs to collectively plant at least one million trees within one year as a means of promoting environmental conservation and catchment protection. The Corporation believes that protecting the catchments provides a significant ‘natural’ barrier to contamination and yields high quality water. Read More...

NWSC and Barclays Bank Partnership Bears Fruit

On the 6th of July 2017, Barclays Bank Uganda Ltd and National Water and Sewerage Corporation entered a partnership to build 100 Public Stand Posts (PSPs) in 23 select towns in Uganda where the bank operates as a way of giving bank to the community. The bank made a contribution of 200 million shillings and in line with this partnership, a team from Barclays bank headed by the Eastern Region Manager-Barclays Mr. Paul Batuwa, Political leaders and WACOCO club Members were joined by Staff of NWSC led by Jinja General Manager Mr. Charles Okuonzi to commission the newly constructed PSPs amidst cheers and jubilation as the team handed over the PSPs to the local community leaders. Each PSP serves 20-30 households or about 200 people. Read More... 

NWSC Unveils New Equipment to Boost Operations in The Sewerage Services Department

National Water and Sewerage Corporation is one of the implementing agencies of the second phase of the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP II), a regional project covering the EAC partner states. The project was funded by the World Bank with the main objective of preventing pollution of Lake Victoria and aims at improving Sewage Treatment Plants as a control measure to the pollution of L. Victoria. Read More...

NWSC Crowned Best Digital Customer Care Service in Government

National Water and Sewerage Corporation NWSC) scooped 2 awards for “Best Government Agency on Social media and Best Customer Service” during the Digital Impact Awards ceremony that took place at Kampala Serena Hotel Friday evening. Hipipo Digital organized the awards whose aim is to discover, promote, encourage and reward innovation & best practices for web, E-services, digital finance and cyber security. Read More...

Lesotho’s WASCO Benchmarks from NWSC
(SEPTEMBER, 2017).

NWSC has many a time been recognized among the top continental companies; The Corporation has won the Water Utility of the Year award twice in a row. This has cast NWSC in the limelight and thus attracted a number of Water Utility companies on the continent that seek to learn from the best in the business. In their quest for knowledge, a team from the Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) of Lesotho, led by the C.E.O, Mr Lehlohonolo Manamolela was at IREC on Tuesday for a benchmarking visit. The DMD-Technical Services, Eng. Johnson Amayo shared with the WASCO team the strategies NWSC has undertaken to improve service delivery highlighting the ICT innovations like the mobile App, the billing System which has saved the corporation millions of shillings in licensing costs. The team later toured the rural water projects in Mukono/Kayunga.

Masindi Multi-Billion Water Project Completed

As a way of improving water supply services in Masindi Town and the surrounding areas, NWSC using her internally generated resources commissioned a 2.2 billion Project with an aim of improving water production at Kiyanja water works Masindi. The Water Production Improvement Project, which was designed in-house and directly supervised by NWSC Engineers, entailed expanding the production capacity of the intake and water treatment plant at Kiyanja. The new facility addresses the water shortages, rationing, and dry zones, which had become rampant in Masindi Town. Read more...

East and Central Africa’s Largest Multi-Billion Sewerage Treatment Plant Nears Completion
(14th August, 2017)

The technical committee of the Board toured the Kampala Sewerage Project as East and Central Africa’s largest Multi-billion sewerage treatment plant nears completion. The said tour was in a bid to assess progress of the on-going works. Notably, the sewerage plant will treat 45 million liters of waste water every day and Serve 380,000 people and also impressive to note is that it will generate 630kw of electricity while also tasked with treating water from the heavily polluted Nakivubo Channel before it goes to Lake Victoria.

10th August, 2017

Over the last two decades, there has been rapid urbanization across major urban towns in the Country and thereby increasing demand for infrastructure for water and sewerage services. National Water and Sewerage Corporation which is mandated to provide water supply and sewerage services in Uganda, is now operating in 218 towns as at July 2017 with the number of towns envisaged to grow over this financial year. NWSC has expanded drastically in its geographical footprint and operations and thus created a need to start managing solutions technically. The Corporation has made great strides in ICT and developed several in-house innovations to ensure improved customer service delivery. Key among the innovations include; introduction of E-Water Payment System through partnership with banks and the telecom companies to enhance customer convenience in payment of water bills; an E-Procurement system that has eased tracking of procurements; Development of an in house New billing system which is more interactive, with improved interfacing functionalities and allows on-line new connection applications and customer complaints handling; Introduction of the NWSC Mobile App that is a one stop customer point. READ MORE...

Leave application goes digital
(8th August, 2017)

National Water and Sewerage Corporation continues to keep up with the ever revolving world as the corporation has shifted to computer programs and digital data management. NWSC has put away more paper work and taken on the digital era with online leave application. The Information Technology team was therefore tasked with training all departments and Areas on how to go about the process, with Kampala Water inaugurating the exercise.

Apac Area officially takes over Kayei Water Scheme
(7th August, 2017)

National water and Sewerage Corporation under the Apac Area has officially taken over Kayei water scheme following the Gazette by the Ministry of Water and Environment. The vibrant team of NWSC led by the Cluster Manager Engineer Samuel Akol, Cluster HRO Ms. Jane Amito, BM lbuje and cluster TS were available to receive the New Scheme on behalf of NWSC.
The chairperson LC3 Mr. Olinga Robert officially welcomed NWSC to his Area and also shared the water challenges with the sub county and further urged NWSC to extend water to at least all the schools and thus promised full support. The sub county chief Akokoro sub county gave a brief background of the scheme and informed the members of some of the facilities handed over which included a borehole to be redeveloped, reserve tanks, 5 Connections unmetered and a Treatment Unit. The Area Manager thanked the political, Technical wing of the sub county and the outgoing water Board for the support.
This Technical Handover was Attended by the Former Water Board Chairman, Chairman LC.3 and sub county chief Akokoro sub county, a Team from NWSC and a select few customers.

Silver Spoon Officially joins the SWAS family
(7th August, 2017)

Silver Spoon School officially launched the School Water and Sanitation club in quite a lively event. Characterized by Dance and Drama, the colorful event saw the stars engage in a Q&A session for knowledge sharing sake which turned out to be rather exciting and insightful.

Speaking to the stars, the headmaster expressed the honor to be part of the initiative, swelling with pride, He assured all present that his pupils will be the best ambassadors to NWSC. 

This is a team of dedicated young minds ready to secure the future of the environment.’’ said the SWAS patron. She thanked NWSC for allowing the school to be part of an initiative so big and important to the world. The NWSC representative welcomed the stars to the SWAS family, expressing utter gratitude in the in the school’s decision to embrace an ingenuity bound to shape the future of the world’s survival as we know it. The event was concluded with a tree planting activity with every star taking home a tree as well.

NWSC-MD Storms Bushenyi in Massive outreach
(7th August, 2017)

The MD, Dr. Silver Mugisha, a team from Kampala led by Mr. Samuel Apedel and other delegates together with the Bushenyi team visited the Kyabugimbi health Centre in a CSR drive. They visited wards handing out an assortment of goods like sugar, soap and other goodies. A health camp was also organized and sponsored by NWSC. This was geared towards encouraging the residents to test and know their status. The community had been ridden with disunity and mistrust due to misinformation but as many attested to, the NWSC team in Bushenyi worked tirelessly sensitizing the community with the help of the local leaders till they helped them see the light. Proceeding to kyabugimbi secondary school, Dr. Mugisha pledged 4.9m for the roofing of the teacher quarters  Read More...

Service Delivery in Jinja Area to go up
(4th August, 2017)

National water and sewerage corporation in partnership with development partners commissioned new service delivery innovations at Masese water works under the Innovative Energy Contracting private public partnership between NWSC, GIZ and KSB Pumps Ltd. In a bid to better service delivery, the corporation working with development partners researched and devised means of improving water supply and subsequently save the corporation over 18% in energy losses.

The development partners present at the commissioning ceremony included the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, KSB Ltd and GIZ. NWSC was however represented by the DMDTS, the Director Engineering Services, Manager Static Plant and the NWSC Jinja Area General Manager. Markedly, an MOU was signed between NWSC and KSB which provided for GIZ to fund 57% of the technology advancements while NWSC is to fund the remaining 43% from the energy savings. The works are part of ongoing initiatives under the corporation’s Water supply stabilization Plans (WSSP) using innovative approaches to better service delivery in all its areas of operation. Following the successful launch, plans are underway to roll the partnership in all NWSC operational towns.

National water takes over Anaka Town
(3rd August, 2017)

Yesterday a team from NWSC-Gulu comprised of the Area Manager, Area Accounts officer, Regional Human resources officer and the Area Engineer called on Anaka Town council to established an office. The team was welcomed by the District leaders who were impressed and assured us of their support. The town clerk expressed utter joy and promised to liaise with the local council leaders so that we extend water to viable places and grow biz. The acting CAO who happened to be a former staff of NWSC, Mr. Odoki Godffrey Ocitti was more than delighted and assured the local that they will never suffer from water related diseases now that one of the continent finest water utilities has taken over. Notably, Anaka is an upcoming and promising town in the north.

 NWSC Hailed for Outstanding Performance Yet Again!!
(31st July, 2017)

Following back to back wins (African Utility of the year 2013/2014 and African Utility of the year 2015/2016), the World Confederation of Businesses has awarded the corporation for its distinguished excellence in utility management, business leadership, quality of service, management systems, innovation and creativity, Corporate Social Responsibility, and benchmarking services/capacity building of other utilities in the world, for the third year in a row. Read More...

NWSC Trains NAWASCCO on GIS and Commercial Services
(25 July, 2017)

A team from Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company (NAWASSCO) were hosted at the corporation’s International Resource Center (IREC) for a two-day benchmarking visit. The NAWASSCO team intended to pick the NWSC’s brain on Geographic Information System (GIS) and Commercial Services. Eng. Gilbert Akol, also the Principle Officer GIS-NWSC, took on the task of walking the team through the basics and technicalities of using GIS mapping to improve and sustain efficiency and water supply services.  

NWSC Continues Expansion to Serve More Ugandans
(24th July, 2017)

National Water and Sewerage Corporation has expanded its services footprint from 197 towns to over 200 towns of operation following the handover of an additional 25 towns by the Minister for Water and Environment, Sam Cheptoris. Notably, NWSC covered only 23 urban centers in 2013 but the corporation, one of the few well-run public companies, has also been in massive infrastructure growth with an annual average of over 1,000km of water pipe network extended across the country compared to an annual average of only 80 km five years ago. Read More...

NWSC Receives Newly Gazetted Town
(13th July, 2017)

In a bid to officially handover the newly gazetted town of Rwenkobwa under Ibanda area with the water board and scheme operator, NWSC officials, SMOP Western and South Western Prof Mahmood Lutaaya, Ibanda area manager Ms. Catherine Illekomurit and the manager Kamwenge Ms. Barbra Amumpaire rendezvoused for a prep meeting. It should be noted that over 30 towns were added onto the NWSC grid, with all towns situated in the Western and South Western, Eastern and Northern and the Central regions. Throughout the week there will be profiling of the towns looking at location, NWSC area office in charge, coverages and possibilities of expansion and feedback from customers.



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