- Nairobi Water company detected a major leak in the Kabete reservoir
- In effort to restore normalcy the water supply the water company will temporarily cut off supply in Westlands kibera and Lang’ata area
Five hosptals in Nairobi estates will go without water for six hours on Thursday.
The announcement was made after Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) detected a major leak at Kabete Water Treatment Works Reservoir.
Five hospitals to be affected including MP Shah, Nairobi Hospital, Kenyatta Hospital, Mbagathi Hospital and Forces Memorial Hospital.
Company stated that it was shutting down the main pipeline that delivers water to Westlands, Lavington, Kilimani, Riverside, Kibera and Lang’ata.
The shut down is aimed at allowing NCWSC to conduct repairs on the line.
The affected areas along Waiyaki Way are Chiromo Road, Westlands, and Parklands. Others are Riverside, Lavington, Kilimani, Amboseli and areas along Gilanga road.
Businesses and residential premises along Ngong Road will also be affected.
“We have a major leak at Kabete Water Treatment Works Reservoir that requires urgent repair works. Regretfully, we shall shut the water supply outlet from Kabete reservoir for six hours today August 31, 2023, from 10.00am to facilitate repairs,” read the statement in part.
“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.”
Last Friday,the country experienced a wide power outage lasted for nearly 8 hours