THE North Western Water Supply and Sewerage Company (NWWSSC) has invested about 1.8 million Euros to upgrade the Solwezi Water Supply plant to expand the company’s capacity to produce, store and distribute water. The NWWSSC public relations officer Barbara Sianyabo said that the upgrading of the water plant had been necessitated by an increasing demand for water in the district following the unprecedented population rise. Ms Sianyabo said the company was financing the project at a cost of 1. 8 million Euros loan it obtained from Investrust Bank. “The project is aimed at increasing the capacity of water supply in the district because with population increase the district has witnessed, it was very difficult for the utility company to satify our clients, she said. She said the company had already commissioned a 450 Kilowatt generator at its Solwezi main water treatment plant as part of the upgrading process to increase water supply. She explained that the project would include installing an additional water treatment facility, construction of three reservoirs, and installation of another generator at Kifubwa borehole fields. “Other works are laying of two water supply lines from Kifubwa treatment plant to Kyawama and Soltec distribution centres, she said. It was expected that the project would increase water supply in the district to up to 70 per cent once completed by the end of this year.