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National Water & Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)
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Location:Plot 39, Jinja Road, Kampala, Uganda
Postal Address: P.O. Box 7053 Kampala, Uganda

NWSC registers heavy profits, to supply water to rural areas
Armed with a Shs23b monthly income, National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has said it is in consultations with the ministry of Water and Environment to start providing safe piped water to rural areas.Speaking at a thanksgiving ceremony to celebrate the corporation’s achievements, Mr Chris Ebal, the corporation board chair, said with the massive expansion the corporation has achieved, there is no reason why they should not take over the provision of piped water in rural areas. He said safe piped water will reduce the health bill that government is struggling with.“When we started, people thought we were young people who could not move water from 23 towns and now when we meet the president, he asks us what is not in our mandate." Read more
NWSC lost sh50m to illegal connections
National water and sewerage cooperation in Tororo lost a total of sh56m due to illegal water connections.The loss was discovered during a door to door plumbing audit, implemented under scan program whose main objectives is to wipe out illegal water connections and constant water loss that stands at 22 percent of the total amount of water produced.The Tororo area Manager Charles Okuonzi said 28 cases of illegal water connections were discovered, carried out mainly by landlords who bypass the meters and directly connect the water to their bathrooms and tanks using private plumbers. Okuonzi said the suspects  will face a penalty of shs472,000 which is payable with an additional estimated amount of the water lost. Read more
NWSC: National water recovers Shs3.8b from illegal users
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has said it is stepping up operations against illegal water connections having recovered more than Shs3.8b from fines resulting from illegal connections and defaulters, among others.Speaking in Kampala, Mr Silver Mugisha, the NWSC managing director, said they had been losing a lot of money due to illegal connections, especially in affluent areas, which have had the biggest water theft culprits.“We have found diplomats renting houses with illegal water connections and through them we have been led to the property owners. These are rich people who you cannot imagine are stealing water,” NWSC together with police commissioned the Water Loss Prevention Unit which looks out for people who knowingly or unknowingly illegally connect themselves to the water network.The operation has covered a number of areas including upcountry locations in Mbale and much of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono districts. Read more
NWSA: National Water, Entebbe Municipality scoop procurement award
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) and Entebbe Municipal Council have been recognized as the most efficient Public Procuring and Disposing Entities (PDEs).The two entities were presented with the awards by the third deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali at the end of the 10th Public Procurement Performance Review Workshop held in Kampala organised by the Public Procurement & Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA)NWSC also emerged as the best central government entity the PPDA Awards gala, and, took home another accolade at the East African Procurement Forum in Nairobi.So why does the water body keep on shining? Alfred Okidi, NWSC’s deputy managing director for finance and corporate strategy explained.“We plan well, and we also implement what we plan according to the law. We have a very dedicated team in the procurement unit; we also train the contracts committee, they know what they are supposed to do. These cumulatively make us go a mile or two ahead of the rest,” said Okidi. Read more
NWSC monthly revenue rises to Shs18 billion
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has increased its monthly revenue collection from Shs14.6 billion to Shs18.2 billion. This is part of the corporation’s  strategic plan to improve service delivery.Announcing the achievements recently, the managing director, Mr Silver Mugisha, said the boost a result of increase in water service coverage estimated at 78 per cent (3.8 million people) mainly in urban areas.The corporation is now looking for 100 per cent coverage which will boost billings.He said as a result of improvements in financial performance, the Corporation has been able to sustain a corporate surplus after mismanagements that they will continue working with other agencies like the police to arrest individuals who deprive the corporation of revenue through illegal water connections. According to figures on their website, the corporation’s financial performance turnover stands at Shs183 billion per annum with an overall collection rating of 98 per cent. Read more
Solar pumps to save NWSC millions in power expenditure
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has announced plans to change its water pumping system at the Ggaba water works from electric to solar powered pumps.According to Eng Silver Mugisha, the managing director, the new system is expected to reduce the corporation’s monthly energy costs by Shs700 million from the current Shs2 billion the corporation pays in power bills to Shs1.3 billion. While addressing departmental heads and the board during the operationalization of the five year strategic, Eng Mugisha said the corporation is borrowing technology from Zimbabwe which has enabled the authorities in Zimbabwe to integrate pit latrines into the water and sanitation systems.“We are bringing this technology on board and we shall institutionalise pit latrines. We want to create decentralized treatment systems so that such technologies can be used for onsite treatment to handle estates with 1,000 housing units,” he said. Read more
NWSC: National Water Reports Good Progress On Sh276 Billion Projects
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) management has declared itself pleased with the progress of projects intended to end 'dry zones' in the city. NWSC Managing Director Silver Mugisha led a team of the utility firm's senior managers to inspect construction and upgrading works on the donor-funded projects at NWSC's Bugolobi sewage plant, Ggaba water treatment complex and the water storage reservoirs at Namasuba. The progress was impressive, Mugisha said. Started this year, the projects are funded by the European Union (EU) at Euros 82 million (Shs 276bn), and must be completed next year."I'm happy work is on schedule and once completed, dry zones will be history in Kampala," Mugisha said.The contractors, who include Roko (sewage plant) and French firm Sogea-Satom (for the Ggaba and Namasuba projects), have assured NWSC that all the facilities will be ready for operation. Read more
NWSC injects Shs1.5b into pre-paid meter installation
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has announced that it is enforcing the government directive to have pre-paid meters installed in all ministries.In a meeting attended by accounting and procurement officers of various government departments at the NWSC training centre in Bugolobi , Mr George Okol, the manager commercial and customer care services, said the corporation has imported pre-paid meters worth $0.6m (about Shs1.5 billion) which are ready to be installed in the ministries. This, he said, will minimise recurrent arrears, help with budgeting as well planning the consumption of water.“This initiative comes with a lot of benefits. It means you are going to take full control of the water you consume and each one has to play their part because many people have been sceptical about the bills we have been sending out,” he told the officials. Read more
NWSC monthly collections reach Shs20b
The National Water and Sewerage Corporation has announced a monthly revenue collection of Shs20 billion, attributing it to improved billing and recoveries from illegal water use.While conducting the monthly evaluation of area managers last week, Mr Alfred Okidi Okot, the head of Finance, said the February collections hit Shs20b especially for Kampala Water because of the improved revenue collection which now stands at 92 per cent due to reduced arrears, team work and integrity resulting from introduction of pre-paid water meters and e-payment solutions.“February was good for Kampala Water and we should now focus more on out-put. Read more
EU to fund Shs260b Ggaba water works
The board of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has appointed Dr Silver Mugisha as the new managing director, the Daily Monitor can reveal. Dr Mugisha, the former chief manager Institutional Development and External Services at the corporation beat his closet rival, Mr Alex Gisagara, to take the coveted job after months of tight rope pulling. Mr Gisagara, also chief engineer at NWSC, has been acting in the position since the exit of William Muhairwe. Read more