17 July 2012

Zambia: Brace for Water Blues, Says LWSC

WATER supply in Lusaka will be disrupted in the next 10 days due to the scheduled Zesco power interruptions in Kafue starting today, the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has said.

LWSC public relations officer Topsy Sikalinda said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that water production at LWSC Iolanda Water Works in Kafue would be affected by the scheduled maintenance works that Zesco would be carrying out on power lines in the area.

Iolanda Water Works is the largest water production plant in Lusaka as it produces about 98, 000 m3 of water per day and pumped over 65km into Lusaka and distributed to residents through underground water network.

Mr Sikalinda said during the times when power would be interrupted, there would be a drastic fall in the volumes of water produced.

LWSC has advised consumers to conserve water and store enough to see them through the water interruption periods.

The company would continue supplying water from other sources like boreholes though this was not sufficient to meet the required demand which currently stood at 350, 000 cubic metres per day.

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