Nairobi Water announces supply interruption

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 20 Dec, 2021 16:52 | < 1 min read
Nairobi Water said the city is now relying on water from Sasumua, Kikuyu Springs and Ruiru dams, which only supply 15 per cent of the entire county. [PHOTO | FILE]
Water tap. PHOTO/COURTESY

Parts of Nairobi county and its environs will be hit by a 36-hour water supply disruption starting Tuesday, December 21, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) has announced.

The firm says the disruption will run between 6:00 am on Tuesday and 6:00 pm on Wednesday to allow for the continuing works at Ngethu water treatment plant.

"NCWSC would like to inform its esteemed customers that there will be a partial shutdown of the Ngethu Water Treatment Plant from Tuesday, December 21 from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm on Wednesday, December 22," part of the statement read.

The shutdown will facilitate the interconnection of the new Kiambu-Embakasi pipeline to the Ngethu Gigiri transmission pipeline at the Kiambu reservoir in readiness to transfer water to Embakasi, Mihango, Utawala and Ruai areas once the Nothern Collector Water project is completed in June 2022.

Areas that will be affected include; parts of the City Centre, UoN main campus, Coca Cola Factory, JKIA, EPZ-Athi River and Mlolongo. 

Others include; areas along Mombasa road, Juja Road, Jogoo Road, Outer-ring, Kangundo road, Thika road, Limuru road, Naivasha road, Kikuyu Road, James Gichuru, Langata Road, Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Kilimani, Lavington and Kileleshwa.