Uganda to Commission Largest Waste Water Treatment Plant in East Africa

  • Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) will fully commission the Bugolobi-Nakivubo wastewater treatment plant in the coming months.
  • The plant is the largest of its kind in East Africa. 
  • The project includes an ultra-modern sewage treatment plant in Bugolobi, a sewage pre-treatment plant in Kinawataka, a sewerage pumping station on Kibira road and 31km of sewer network.

According to National Water and Sewerage Corporation’s Managing Director, Dr Eng. Silver Mugisha the plant is about  99% complete and in operation. Pending works at the plant include; completion of biogas digesters, greening the plant and landscaping works.

“The plant will treat up to 45 million liters of waste water daily and generate over 630kw of electricity using biogas. It will also help to clean Kampala city by diverting and treating waste water from the heavily polluted Nakivubo channel before releasing water into the Lake Victoria. The sewage effluent we release is of good quality and will help to conserve our environment. The plant will also produce manure to support the agriculture sector and generate over 630kw from biogas.”  he said in a recent media brief.

The plant uses nuisance free technology and bio-filters and will not smell. It will serve the needs of over 350,000 residents as well as the entire transient population in Kampala City. It will also serve Naguru, Ntinda, Nakawa, Bugolobi, Kyambogo, Kiwanataka, Banda, Kasokoso, Butabika and neighbouring areas.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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