A number of Nairobi Estates are set to have their water supply interrupted resulting in a shortage of the commodity for two days.In a notice on October 14, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) announced that the shortage would be occasioned by a shutdown of the Ng’ethu Water Treatment Plant from Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 6 a.m to Friday, October 16 at 6 a.m.”This will facilitate major repair/ and maintenance works at Mwagu water intake along Chania River from where we abstract raw water to the water treatment works in preparation of the coming short rains,” the utility company explained. Nairobi residents queuing for water. Among the areas that will be affected include the whole of city centre, University of Nairobi Main Campus, Coca Cola Factory, JKIA, EPZ – Athi River, areas along Mombasa Road, South B, South C as well as the whole of Industrial area.Estates along Juja Road, Mlango Kubwa, the whole of Mathare, Eastleigh Airforce, Huruma, Kariobangi, Pangani, the whole of Eastleigh will also be affected by the maintenance.Areas along Jogoo Road, Maringo, Buruburu and the surrounding estates, Bahati and Estates along Outer- ring Road, Baba Dogo, Dandora, Dandora KCC factory, Umoja, Donholm, Fedha, Tassia, Avenue Park, Nyayo Embakasi.Along Kangundo Road, residents in Ruai, Kayole, Komarock Estate, Njiru will also experience a water shortage.Places along Thika Road, Kenya Breweries, Kenyatta University, Kahawa Barracks, Kasarani, Mwiki, Garden and Thome Estates.Areas along Limuru Road; Parklands, Ngara Area, Aga Khan Hospital, University of Nairobi- school of business and City Park area, Gigiri, United Nations – Gigiri, Muthaiga.Areas along Lang’ata and Ngong Road, Karen, Kawangware, estates in Lang’ata, Riruta, Kibera and parts of Westlands.Areas along Naivasha and Kikuyu Roads including Waithaka and Dagoretti will also have their water supply interrupted.NCWSC assured that efforts would be made to restore the supply of water as soon as possible and urged all customers in the affected areas to use the available water sparingly. Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company offices.File Many Kenyans prepare for water supply interruptions by storing sealed containers of water for drinking and domestic use.It is also important to ensure that all taps and faucets are closed, as supply resumption could lead to flooding in the house.Once the water supply resumes, one is advised to allow a cold water tap to run for at least five minutes to ensure the water runs clear before any other water-using device is operated.
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