Mid-western umbrella take over the operation and maintenance of Paachwa piped water supply system.


Kagadi district leadership has handed over Paachwa piped water project to Midwestern umbrella of Water and Sanitation for maintenance and further extension.

The project that costed 660Million shillings launched 2 years ago was funded by the government of Uganda with support from African Development Bank under the Water Supply and Sanitation program.

Mid-Western Umbrella of Water and Sanitation Authority (mwUws) is a public water utility company operating and managing various piped water supply systems in Mid-Western region of Uganda.   The creation of Umbrella organizations is an initiative of the Directorate of Water Development (DWD) under Urban Water Department in the Ministry of Water and Environment (MoW&E) as a strategy for ensuring that schemes completed are sustainably managed

Addressing the residents who witnessed the handover project at Kahuniro P/S in Paachwa Town council, the RDC Lillian Ruteraho Kagadi warned the engineers against charging high water fees from the users.

She emphasizes that at least a jerry can of water be sold at least 100 Shillings only, also cautioning the locals to be compliant if they are to benefit from the project.

The Kagadi district Water Engineer Robert Bukenya commends the Mid-western umbrella for taking over the project, also raising concerns of power outages that affects water supply and defaulters who fail to clear the water bills in time to facilitate the smooth running of the project.

Meanwhile, Gilbert Byamugisha the manager Mid-Western Umbrella Kyenjojo branch urged the managers of the project in the area to ensure consistent water supply.

At the same function, Edward Bisangabasaija the principal Assistant CAO urged residents to conserve the water catchment areas to enable the project last for long.

The Paachwa Town Council Lc3 chairperson Justus Businge says the coverage of the water project now stands at 80%, also asking the water umbrella to also extend water connections to the remaining areas.