The opening of a new waste-water treatment plant will help to clean up Luzira area by cutting raw sewage discharges into it by far, Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Jennifer Musisi has said.
Ms Musisi speaking on Tuesday Uganda Breweries commissioned their shs20b Effluent Water Treatment plant said the facility is important and fits with the KCCA efforts which aim to improve the quality of water.
It follows the recent expansion of the original plant that was constructed in 2005 to manage a production capacity of 800,000 hectoliters per year.
The water treatment plant filters and purifies waste water to potable state before it is disposed of cleaner than it was taken out. This makes Uganda Breweries Limited one of the most environmentally conscious companies in Uganda today.
Ms Musisi commended Uganda Breweries efforts towards protecting the environment.
“This investment is demonstrating UBL’s commitment and support not only to do its obligations to pollution control, but a significant contribution to Kampala transformation into a clear, green, habitable and healthy city.” Musisi said.
“UBL has intentionally and purposely set environmental protection in our sights and we continue to daily put in place mechanisms and processes that ensure that as a company, our green foot print leaves lasting changes for our communities. Our Vision 2020 is to see that we eliminate all waste to landfill from our operations by finding better ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. This treatment plant is one of many ways we go about this,” said Mark Ocitti- UBL managing Director.
Speaking during the Launch, Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Jennifer
“The water treatment plant process involves removing solids from the waste stream, restoring the PH balance of the water, converting organic material into biogas and sludge, disinfecting the waste water and then returning it to the lake cleaner that we sourced it, said Ronald Egesera, a UBL technician.
In 2016, Uganda Breweries was recognized for their waste management practices by the Water Policy Committee comprised of members from Ministry of Water and Environment, NEMA and NWSC, formed to advise the Minister of water and Environment on formulation of relevant water policies and laws resolving conflict of water usage.