NCWSC Lists Areas To Be Affected By The 24-Hour Water Supply Outage In The County
The Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company Ltd (NCWSC) has announced a 24-hour water supply outage across the county's estates.
The water company indicated in a notification dated Tuesday, April 26 that the outage will begin on Wednesday, April 27, and end on Thursday, April 28, and that the shortfall will be caused by the Expressway's ongoing development.
"Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company Ltd (NCWSC) will shut down the water supply pipeline along Uhuru Highway due to ongoing construction of the Express Way / Mombasa Road starting from 6:00 am on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, to Thursday, 28 April 28, 2022, at 6:00 am."
The expected disruption will mostly affect the Central Business District (CBD) and the estates surrounding it.
"Areas to be affected include the whole of City Centre, Ngara, Parklands, Aga Khan Hospital, area along Limuru Road, Main Campus of the University of Nairobi including Parkland Law Campus," read the notice in part.
The company also stated that it would take time to replace leaking pipes along the 27-kilometer stretch, particularly near Uhuru Highway.
"This will facilitate repair of a major leak on the relocated new water pipelines at Uhuru Park along Uhuru Highway to enable the release of the road corridor to the Expressway Road contractor.
"The works will also involve installing a line valve for water supply control to the Central Business area at Uhuru Park," Nairobi water stated.
"Areas that will also be affected include estates along with Mombasa Road, South B & South C areas and the neighborhoods, University of Nairobi Main Campus. Coca-Cola Factory, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and EPZ Athi River.
“Estates along Mombasa Road and Jogoo Road, such as Buruburu and Bahati Center, would also be impacted by the supply outage.”
"The whole Industrial Area, General Services Unit and Administration Police Training Schools in Embakasi, Embakasi Village, Tassia 1 and Fedha Estate, Areas along Jogoo Road: City Stadium, Maringo, Bahati, Buruburu, and the surrounding estates will also be affected," read the notice in part.
Furthermore, the agency indicated that the work would be completed on schedule to restore the normal water supply.
"We ask for patience from our consumers while also urging them to conserve water while we work to restore the supply. Any inconvenient circumstances are deeply regretted” read the notice.