Residents in parts of Nairobi County are bound to have their taps run dry according to a notice issued by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Limited (NCWSC).
The ongoing construction of the Nairobi Expressway/Mombasa Road has occasioned this shutdown.
The company has scheduled the interruption of water supply to facilitate the interconnection of the moved new and old water pipelines on Uhuru Highway between Haile Selassie Avenue and the University Way Junction with Uhuru Highway.
According to NCWSC, the water supply will be shut down from Thursday at 6:00 am to Friday at 6:00 am
“Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company Ltd (NCWSC) will shut down water supply pipeline along Uhuru Highway due to ongoing construction of the Express way/Mombasa road starting from 6:00 am on Thursday, 14 April 2022 to Friday, 15 April 2022 at 6:00 am. This will facilitate interconnection of the relocated new and old water pipelines on Uhuru Highway between Haile Selassie Avenue and University Way Road junctions with Uhuru Highway to enable the release of the road corridor to the Expressway road contractor,” NCWSC said.
The following are the areas that will be affected by the scheduled interruption of water supply:
- The whole of City Centre, Ngara, Parklands, Areas along Limuru Road, Aga Khan hospital, University of Nairobi
- Parklands law campus.
- Areas along Mombasa road, South B & South C areas and the
- neighbourhoods. Kenyatta
- University of Nairobi main campus, Coca Cola Factory, Jomo
- International Airport, EPZ-Athi River.
- The whole Industrial Area
- Areas along Jogoo road: City Stadium, Maringo, Bahati, Buruburu and the surrounding estates
The company appealed to residents of the affected areas to use the water they have sparingly as it endeavours to restore the normal supply.
“We appeal to our customers for indulgence and also urge them to use available water sparingly as we work towards restoring the supply,” the company said.
NCWSC also apologised to residents of the affected areas for the inconvenience the shutdown will cause.