The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has maintained that the erratic water supply being experienced in the city was due to poor rainfall experienced in the past two years.
But LWSC Public Relations and marketing manager Topsy Sakalinda said his company was doing everything possible to ensure residents start receiving the commodity on a normal basis,’’ he said.
‘’We are aware that many parts of the city are experiencing erratic water supply , this is because our boreholes are running dry due to poor rainfall that the country has been experiencing for last two years, but we want to assure the residents that we are doing everything possible to correct the situation ,’’ he said. There has been concern among the residents over erratic water supply that was being experienced in most parts of the city.
Meanwhile Mr Sakalinda said that areas such as Chongwe have not been affected by the one week water blues experienced in Lusaka. Some Chongwe residents have told Millennium Radio News there has been no water in the area for almost a week now. Mr Sikalinda said the area experiencing water challenges in Chongwe may be getting its water from other sources such as boreholes and the river. Mr Sikalinda clarified that LWSC only supplied water to a selected area and not the whole town.
He said however that the utility firm was likely to start rationing water to areas that it serviced.