List of Nairobi estates to experience water shortage for 2 days
The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NWSC) Limited has announced a 24-hour water supply shutdown from Thursday, October 5, 6 a.m. to Friday, October 6, 12 p.m.
In a public notice on Tuesday, NWSC said that the shutdown had been prompted by a leakage that will lead to the total shutdown of Ngethu Water Treatment Plant in Gatundu North, Kiambu County.
“There is a major leakage on the raw water pipeline from between Matara Raw Water Chamber and Ngethu Water Treatment Plant, which will necessitate a complete shutdown of Ngethu Water Treatment Plant,” reads the statement in part.
It will also involve carrying out scheduled maintenance at the Kiambu reservoir in preparation for the anticipated El Niño phenomenon during the October 2023 short rains.
“Whilst every effort will be made to restore the supply of water as soon as possible, we request all customers in the affected areas to use water sparingly during the period of interruption,” read part of the notice.
The areas to be affected include the Central Business District (CBD), University of Nairobi main campus, Coca-Cola Factory, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), EPZ-Athi River, Mlolongo area, Gatundu and Kiambu towns.
Areas along Mombasa Road, among them, South B, and South C and the neighborhoods, including Embakasi Area, will also face water shortage.
The whole of the Industrial area and areas along Juja Road: Mlango Kubwa, the whole of Mathare, Eastleigh Airforce Base, Huruma, Kariobangi, Pangani, and Eastleigh were also included on the list.
Adjacent areas along Naivasha Road and Kikuyu Road, Kawangware, Riruta/Satellite, Uthiru, and Ndwaru Road would also be affected.
Estates along James Gichuru Road, Langata Road, and Waiyaki Way, Riverside, Westlands, Lavington, Kilimani, and Kileleshwa were also not spared from the water shortage.
Other areas include Madaraka, Karen, Lang’ata, Kibra, and adjacent areas along Lang’ata Road.
Other areas include areas along Jogoo Road: Maringo, Buru Buru, and the surrounding estates, including Bahati.
Areas along Outer-ring Road include Baba Dogo, Dandora, Dandora KCC factory, (47) Umoja Estate 1 and 2, Donholm, Fedha, Tassia, Avenue Park and Nyayo Embakasi.
Areas along Kangundo Road set to face water shortages are Ruai, Kayole, Komarock estate, Mwiki, and Njiru.
Areas along Outer-ring road like Baba Dogo, Dandora, Umoja 1 and 2, Donholm, Fedha, Tassia, Avenue Park and Nyayo Embakasi. Along Kangundo road, areas such as Ruai, Kayole, Komorock estate and Njiru will be affected.
In Thika Road, Kenya Breweries, Kenyatta University, Kahawa Barracks, Kasarani, Mwiki, Kahawa Sukari, Garden Estate and Thome estate, will experience the water shortage.
Estates along Limuru Road include Parklands, Ngara, Aga Khan Hospital, University of Nairobi – School of Law and City Park Area, Gigiri, United Nations – Gigiri, Muthaiga.