There is a looming major water shortage expected in Nairobi City County on Thursday and Friday this week.
The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Limited has announced the shutdown of the main water treatment plant that serves the Nairobi City County.
In a statement signed by the Managing Director Engineer Nahason Muguna, the water company will shut down Ngethu Water Treatment Plant beginning Thursday 9th of July at 6.00am to Friday 10 July 2020 at 6.00pm.
Eng. Muguna said the shutdown is intended to facilitate major repair works at Mwagu water intake along River Chania where the company abstracts raw water to Ngethu Water Treatment Works.
Eng. Muguna said the repair works are needed following the damage occasioned by the heavy long rains experienced during the March to May long rains season.
According to the statement, the whole city will be without water during the two days of the shutdown.
Notable areas to be affected include; the whole of the City Centre, University of Nairobi main campus, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, areas along Mombasa road, the whole of Industrial area; Areas along Juja road; The whole of Eastleigh, Areas along Jogoo road; Areas along Outer-ring road; Areas along Kangundo; Areas along Thika road including Kenya Breweries, Kenyatta University, Kahawa Barrack; Areas along Limuru road including the United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) Headquarters.
While regretting the inconvenience, Eng. Muguna urged residents of the Nairobi City County to use the available water sparingly saying every effort will be made to restore supply.