Water shortages in Remera, Kanombe

A water shortage has hit areas of Remera and Kanombe affecting several families and businesses in the area.Residents interviewed in Kanombe, said they started experiencing the problem since November, last year. A 20-liter jerry can in Remera now costs Rwf100 compared to the Rwf20- 50 range that is recommended by RECO-RWASCO.

A water shortage has hit areas of Remera and Kanombe affecting several families and businesses in the area.
Residents interviewed in Kanombe, said they started experiencing the problem since November, last year. 

A 20-liter jerry can in Remera now costs Rwf100 compared to the Rwf20- 50 range that is recommended by RECO-RWASCO.

“We buy 16,000 litres of water weekly at a cost of Rwfs 75,000, thus costing the hotel management an unexpected fee,” said a manager at Hotel Hill Top in Remera.

According to management, the problem of water has led to increase of their costs as they have to rely on generators to pump the water into the reservoirs.

When contacted, RWASCO Commercial Director, Lucien Ruterana said that the national utility corporation was not aware of such shortages since their network data was not showing it and promised to send a technical team to work on the problem immediately. 

Ruterana urged clients to in the future report such problems to nearby offices for maintenance because they are sometimes individual problems.

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