The project is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) aiming to develop and operate a proposed water treatment scheme for bulk water supply to the capital city of Rwanda, Kigali. Works involve extracting groundwater from the south bank of the Nyabarongo River near Kanzenze Bridge in Kanzenze Cell of Ntarama Sector at Bugesera District. Water is then supplied north to Kigali.
The water treatment scheme comprises:
•the development of a well field of capacity 40,000 m3/day, incorporating existing wells at Kanzenze, in addition to other development actions
•water treatment plant of capacity 40,000 m3/day
•pipeline connecting the water treatment plant with Gahanga (7.6 km long and 600 mm in diameter)
•pipeline connecting Gahanga and Kagarama (1.5 km long and 400 mm in diameter)
•pipeline connecting the water treatment plant with Bugesera (2.7 km long and 300 mm in diameter)
•booster pump station of capacity 15,000 m3/day
•three reservoirs for Gahanga, Kagarama, and Bugesera of capacities 7,500 m3; 7,500 m3; and 5,000 m3, respectively.
The Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project will allow the Government of Rwanda— through Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC Ltd.) to provide safe water to many communities in Kigali, Kagarama, Nyanza, Gahanga, and Bugesera.
Groundwater assessment study
Well field study
Detailed design for civil works
Communication & security systems