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Museveni commissions Nkanka Water Supply System in Kisoro

President Kaguta Museveni commissioned the 3.1million litres per day Nkanka water supply system which is expected to improve access to safe and clean water in Kisoro municipality, Nyarubuye Sub County, Bunagana Border town, parts of Nyakinama Sub County and the surrounding areas.

The Source of water is the Nkanka Mega Spring which flows at 6.3million littres per hour located in Nyarubuye, SubCounty-Kisoro District.

According to a note from the protocol, the system powered by 33KV Grid Electric pump as the primary source coupled with a 250KVA Diesel generator as backup can 3.1 million litres a day.

The water is pumped to Ruko Hill into a twin Tank System with Storage of 260,000 Litres and flows by gravity from Ruko Hill to 3 main Distribution Pipe lines which include; Ruko to Kisoro Municipality, the Ruko To Bunagana Boarder and the Ruko to Nyarusiza/Muramba Sub Counties.

Over 17 villages in 3 parishes of Gitenderi, Rukongi, Gisozi- Nyarusiza, Muramba subcounties and the surrounding areas near Mgahinga National Park will also benefit from the project upon completion of an ongoing water mains extension expected to be completed by February 2021.

Other ongoing works includes; Upgrading of Seseme booster station from the current 15,0000 litres per hour to 45,000litres per hour and pump water to a new 270,000litre tank at Gishegera hills. This will boost water supply in Kisoro municipality and extend services to Nyundo SubCounty

NWSC is implementing other water and Sewerage projects in Fort Portal, Gulu, Arua, Lira, Isingiro, Parambo, Adjumani, Moyo, Nebbi, Koboko, Lugazi, Masaka, Kampala Soroti many other areas of operation.

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