The coming into operation of the multi-billion Bugoloobi Sewerage Treatment Plant in December 2020 will see National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) save 3.6 billion shillings annually in Electricity Bills.
This was revealed by the Senior Manager Sewerage Services Kampala during the root of the plant that is going to be the biggest treatment plant in East and Central Africa whose works stand at 99% with completion expected in December 2020.
Maiteki said that in order to ensure self sustainability of the plant, the biogas that is to be produced at the plant will be converted to produce electricity to run the Hi-Tech machinery, a move that would save the Shs300m NWSC spends on Electricity Bills monthly and that would translate to Shs 3.6Bn annually.
The new plant has replaced the defunct Bugoloobi treatment plant and is now serving the Central Business district alongside areas of Ntinda, Naguru, Nakawa, Kinawataka, Butabika, Old Kampala, Makindye among others.
The new plant separates solids from liquids waste, with the liquid waste sent back to Nakivubo channel to revert back to Lake Victoria, while the solid waste is sold to customers as fertilizer.
Constructed on 8 hectares, the plant cost Euro 55 Million approximately Shs240.347Bn in a loan with works undertaken by French construction firm, Sogea Satom.24