NWSC commits to service continuity in Lira amidst flooding

Following the recent extreme weather conditions in Lira city that left NWSC installations submerged along Lake Kwania a tributary of L.Kyoga and many villages displaced, the NWSC MD,  Dr Eng. Silver Mugisha visited the area to assess the effect of the floods on NWSC installations.


Dr Eng. Mugisha pledged uninterrupted water supply in Lira  City despite the challenges NWSC is experiencing. "We are going to purchase more motorised boats to enable our staff move to the installations. NWSC management is closely monitoring the situation in Lira and implementing engineering solutions to ensure that our people have clean safe water." he pledged


 Some of the engineering interventions completed  to maintain operations include; Installed new submersible pumps that operate in water, built Gambions to protect the installations, protected the power lines to the installations that were submerged in water, and purchased boats to transport staff to the installations.


Notably, ongoing service delivery projects in Lira include but are not limited to; Rehabilitation of both Eastern and Western sewer lagoons in Lira, construction of a new sewer Lifting station, refurbishment of sewage ponds to receive wastewater from Lira industrial area and additional  wastewater from central business center, Dokolo water supply improvement project from Kachung along Kwania lake to Dokolo, and an upgrade of pumps, generators, transformers and other modifications at all stations: intake, treatment plant, Agwatta booster, and water supply network improvement plans in the Lira town.