Dubbed the ’Kivu Belt Water Supply System,’ this project promises relief to residents who have long struggled with inadequate water supply. The Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC Ltd), a government entity responsible for water distribution, has been able to meet only 60% of the area’s water demand until now.
Construction activities for this crucial project officially commenced on July 1st, 2023, and are scheduled for completion in 18 months. The plant’s anticipated daily water production capacity will be an impressive 13,000 cubic meters, a significant leap from current levels.
By 2025, over 13,000 residents will benefit from this initiative, a marked improvement from the 90,000 residents served in 2024.
The construction of the Kivu Belt Water Supply System represents a collaborative effort between Karongi District, the Ministry of Infrastructure, and WASAC Ltd, with an estimated budget exceeding Rwf13 billion.
Karongi District Vice Mayor in charge of Economic Development, Theophile Niragire, emphasized the pivotal role this plant will play in addressing water scarcity issues, particularly in the rapidly expanding parts of Karongi town and neighboring Rutsiro District.
As of now, Karongi boasts three water treatment plants, with a combined capacity of 3,000 cubic meters per day.
However, the introduction of the Kivu Belt Water Supply System signifies a significant stride towards ensuring adequate and sustainable water access in the area.