The prolonged drought in Kisoro district has resulted in a significant reduction in water levels, particularly affecting certain regions within the district. This has subsequently led to a surge in demand for water among the local population.
Ariho Peter, the Manager of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation in Kisoro, says that they have taken proactive measures to address the challenges posed by this decreased water pressure.
According to Ariho, to alleviate the issues related to low pressure, the water booster located at Bukara in Bunagana town council has been integrated into a prepaid electricity system.
He says that this innovative approach aims to bolster water supply in the Virunga areas, encompassing Nyarusiza, Muramba, Chahi, Nyakinama sub-counties, and various sections of Kisoro Municipality.
Ariho shed light to our reporter that there has been a notable improvement in water distribution whereby water is being pumped to all areas under the jurisdiction of the national water authority daily.
This marks a departure from previous practices wherein water distribution was carried out in a phased manner, targeting different areas sequentially.
Ariho appealed to consumers to exercise restraint when opening water taps to ensure that the water pressure remains consistent for all users, preventing any disruption in supply.