CHIPATA Municipal Council has said it intends to sink 10 boreholes in three constituencies in the district in its quest to implement the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (NRWSSP).
The local authority would use funding from the Ministry of Local Government and Housing.
Chipata Town Clerk Golden Banda said yesterday that the ministry had released K300 million towards the drilling of boreholes in 10 selected areas in the district.
Mr Banda said the boreholes would be drilled in Chipangali, Kasenengwa and Luangeni constituencies.
He said areas included Nkhwabilo, Khokwe and Kusukula in Chipangali Constituency.
"The boreholes will also be drilled at Chikuwe, Mkotamo, and Gundani in Kasenengwa Constituency.
"In Luangeni Constituency, the boreholes will be drilled at Chakwaba, Zileo, Kaphinde and Chawola or Cisunga," he said.
Mr Banda said the boreholes would help alleviate the shortage of the water in the local communities.