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Kanombe, Remera, Kabeza Get New Water Storage Tanks

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Plagued by repeated water shortages especially in long dry seasons from May-July, the Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) has revealed its new solution.

The water utility company says it is currently constructing gigantic water reservoirs that will very soon solve the water shortages in city suburbs including; Remera :10,000m3, Kabeza: 5,000m3, Kanombe: 2,000m3.

WASAC officials revealed on Wednesday while meeting the Press.

According to WASAC, construction of these tanks will be completed early May 2020.

In Rwanda, only 57 per cent of the population access safe drinking water that is within 30 minutes of their home.

During water scarcity seasons, a 20litres can costs between 300-500Rwf in suburbs of Kigali city.

WASAC argues that some parts of the city and country side do not have access to piped water because of topographical challenges. Those living in high rise places are more affected.

Government has since secured a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and is currently building water extension lines, storage tanks and replacing old networks.