BWB sorry for dry taps, restores water supply

Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has apologised to its consumers in and around Blantyre City for water outages.

Mateyu: BWB sorry for water outage

Mateyu: BWB sorry for water outage

BWB working on the burst pipes

BWB working on the burst pipes

Queen Central Hospital, one of Malawi’s referral hospitals, is failing to carry out surgical operations due dry taps  that have hit Blantyre hard.

The commercial city has at least gone for four days without running water, forcing the referral hospital to scale down clinical operations.

BWB public affairs officer Priscilla Mateyu  said the board regret very much the discomfort it caused and  attributed the problem to a burst main supply pipe from Walker’s Ferry near Makata Industrial Area.

Mateyu said the fault was fixed by 2pm on Thursday and that supply had been restored to over half of the city.

“Our main supply pipe that distributes water to various parts of Blantyre City townships from Walker’s Ferry to Nyambadwe burst on Tuesday night and our engineers had been working on it until Thursday. It has been fixed now and all areas that had been affected will start receiving water as has been the case. Only parts of Limbe will continue experiencing the water problem due to some other issues beyond our control,” she said.

Children’s Feeding Centre, which is under the Community of Sait Igidio in Machinjiri,  also failed to provided meals to children on Thursday due water problems.

The centre provide meals to orphans and children living with HIV/AIDS and some elderly persons in the area.

“We could not keep them (children) because we are unable to prepare food for them due to water problems. We don’t have water here; water tanks are empty, no drop in there,” said one of the officials (name withheld) at the centre

Meanwhile, affected Blantyre residents have been subjected to unsafe water as they have been seen drawing water from unsafe water sources at their disposal.

The  Queens hospital and most residents rely on BWB.

Mateyu conceded that the situation has worsen further with the drying of Mudi Dam.

This, Mateyu said, has resulted in stoppage of production from Mudi treatment plant, consequently resulting in reduction of the total production capacity by 10 percent.

She also said Blantyre residents will continue to experience water shortage  until January 2015.

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44 thoughts on “BWB sorry for dry taps, restores water supply”

  1. Try says:

    Hahahahahaha usova mateyu ndikamabwera ku holiday akhale madzi akutuluka wamva……..umangodzimva ubwana kamba ka ku matako kofiirako……tawona mabwana ife ma PAO thats why you are failling to give real reasons for water shortages mxiiiiiiii……….mbuzi ya munthu

  2. Wayne Kazima says:

    No excuse for having no water in MAlawi

  3. Taweni says:

    This govt has become so incompetent that the publick is put under unbearable stress, no water, price increses, no forex. These people never even expected to be in govt.

    How does water situation deteriorate when their predecesors run the things without problems. They even lauched the rehab of the water system and were planning to complete by August this year. DPP comes in then everything is upside down. Never has this country experienced such. Imagine water from Shire is trekking down to the Zambezi and we are in such situation. How can Minister of Agriculture look after water which is life. See he prefers travelling to distance places.

    Experienced personnel were all transferred. And this is happening in the whole govt system.

    Citzen

  4. Duntu says:

    Ndibwela kwanu konko ndizasambe!Shupiti!! Nawexo usiye kusamba wamv tifanane!Mil0m0 !Mxieew!

  5. Tingo says:

    AMAKHALA KU BT AMAGONA PA MASAKA !!! NDALAMA ZOKHONZERA MADZI ZAPITA KU MULaKHO wa Alomwe munya !!! ASAKUPATSENI MADZI MMSANGA AFIINYE INU MMANENA MOTUMBWA KOBASI !!

  6. Nkhuku says:

    Koma apa ndiye chmene tikuwonapo ndi milomo yofiiratu….azimayi a ku Malawi put off the gear please.Its only ladies in Malawi who have the luxury of putting lipsticks on the mouths.Go to Zimbabwe,Botswana,Swaziland,Lesotho,South Africa…they don’t have that time…but you rubbish elephants.

  7. M'Malawi weniweni says:

    Ife tisamba sorry wakoyo? Ma bill akungobwera yet there has been no water from the taps for quite some months now. Should we just be paying meter rentals without water? Ndiye wina woduka mutu ali sorry? Stupid bitch! Umadya chiyani kukamwa kwakoko?

  8. eish says:

    Stupid woman with huge red lips and rosy cheeks making us suffer with no water while she baths like a huge elephant at her house!!!

  9. FKS says:

    Mayi imeneyi milomo?

  10. Shiraz Gani says:

    Please sort out water in BCA there has been no water for over 2 weeks now even the fellow Malawians are suffering queuing and walking long distances in search of water. Water is a necessity but we in BCA hardly get water for some time it is now seeming that water for us is a luxury please can you assist.

    Also city assembly view the roads in BCA they are pathetic what do you do with the city rates you collect please Hon Mayor Chalamanda please do something fix roads street lights lets get our act together and make Malawi beautiful.

  11. Mr.Bambo says:

    Mwati ameneyu Mateyu mneneri wa BWB?Inetu ndimayesa ndi chithunzi cha a Getrude Hendrina Maseko Muthalika ali mtsikana.

  12. waterman says:

    all these people know is turning the once institution with integrity to a brothel. There are so many work relationships here at Blantyre Water Board between senior staff members and junior workers. for Instance Andrew Thawe the suspended Chief Executive has bonked Ruth Thindwa , Try chibwana, Aggie Banda (now she has left), Christina Njolwa, Walu Ng’ambi(now she is no more here) Aggie Phiri, Maggie some secretary who was promoted to do some other duties, and numerous cleaners. Do you expect a parastatal to perform if the top boss is behaving this way?

    1. nyapapi wakwa Bereu says:

      Andrew Puleni, dziko likukuwonani ndi team yako yama savage. New CE sukumukonda, umuyika mmavuto. Ukanayamba wasiya kaye ndale zakozi. Help him how to run BWB osati nsanje zakozi. Iwe kunyasa kwake kumeneko olo utawafunsira azimayi walembawa uganiza angakulole. Mwayi ndi magalasi umavalawo, umaoneka ngati nkhwere.

    2. Perks says:

      Iwe osapeza wako bwanji, szikugwilizana you savage broot.

  13. mtima wa nyani says:

    kodi amadzola ma papya pena kaloti.
    za cimidzi fake people crooks

  14. Cursed people says:

    Black people, 1/3 of our land is water yet portable water is scarce in the country. Only fools are thirsty in the abundance of water. All the MSc and PhD we have are artificial, the mind of the average malawian graduate is still that of standard 5 pupils. Can not plan, strategize, prioritize and come up with problems solving actions. Nope. Often times I regret I was born in this country.

  15. Mr Ibu says:

    Mateyu bwanji ukhale first lady, you are looking so appetizing osati mbwelera dzinazi.

  16. Mama says:

    Mr Kapito, where is ur intergrity? Spit the milk &honey scone and talk on behalf of the suffering nation. That noise u used to make dont tell me it was coming from an empty tin. Were u hunting for a fatty sit then. Shame.

  17. gulukunyinda says:

    please tsekulani madzi kuno ku machinjiri area 2. BWB boss akufunika azikhala ku Limbe komwe mwadzi akuvutako maybe he can improve things. We need to know the house where the waterboard boss stays so that we can throw kumpanda manyi ndi mikodzo zomwe zikusowa chimbuzi cha madzi. Ku RSA anapangako zimenezi. If we keep letting them get away with it mavutowa sazatha. Muarmar Gadafi anatenga madzi from below the sahara desert kupereke dziko lonse la Libya, ife we have a lake koma ndalama ma billion kumangogawana Lutepo ndi amake, bingu ndi nyapaphi. Bingu 60bn* Lutepo 13bn *DPP90bn good investment ya madzi ikanatheka. Koma kudzikonda ndi kukonda kuba zinathera mmatumba. Zibani ndalamazo muzinenepa choncho nkumagwa ndi ma cardiac arrrest, nkumayenda ngati abakha.

  18. Mr Missing says:

    Bwampini at work

  19. machecheta says:

    There is gross irresponsibility in BWB. How can one burst pipe take the whole board Four Days to repair?? This is very unfortunate. We are appealing to the authorities to ensure that a thorough shake up of the organization is done without delays, otherwise BWB with this type onf management will bring untold suffering and deaths to the residents of the city of BT and beyond. There are so many young talented and well educated young men out there who are looking for jobs, please replace these BWB staff with the young men!!

  20. DRAKE says:

    This woman Mateyu is very arrogant and proud, I once interacted with her at Shoprite offices, she was trying to feel high and not helpful and is not supposed to occupy PRO office bola amayi aja adasiya aja uyu ndiye ayi.

  21. NSALU BOY says:

    Look at the picture! Pali health and safety pamenepo?

  22. Jabesi says:

    AGALU ENA NDI A LILONGWE WATER BOARD, KAYA MUMAGANIZA BWANJI? MUMATIWONA NGATI ZITSIRU ZANU IFE. MA BILL TIMALIPIRA KOMA KOPANDA MADZI NDALAMAZO MUMAPANGANAZO? CASHGATE KAPENA?
    AREA25, 36 MGONA,49 NO WATER FOR ALMOST A MONTH NOW WHAT ARE U DOING?

  23. getrude says:

    my REQUEST TO WATER BOARD IS TO ALWAYS WORK WITH CITY PLANNING ENGINEERS AND ESCOM ENGINEERS TO AVOID OVERLAP OF WORK AND GOVERNMENT EXPANDITURE AS WE SEE THE ROAD TRAFFIC RE- CONSTRUCTING ROADS BECAUSE THE ROADS HAVE TO PAVE WAY FOR WATER CONSTRUCTION OR ESCOM WHICH IS A WASTE OF MONEYROADS WHICH EXIST WITHOUT POTHOLES ARE DEMOLISHED AND RECONSTRUCTED AS A RESULT OF POOR PLANNING.

    PLEASE MALAWIANS LETS BE MATURE AND WORK TOGETHER. ESCOM WATERBOARD AND CITY PLANERS SHOULD SIT DOWN AND PLAN TOGETHER SO THAT WORK SHOULD NOT BE
    REPEATED WHERE EACH DEPARTMENT HAS FINISHED LEADING TO ;LOSS OF RESORCED WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED FOR OTHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

    THIS IS NOT CAUSED BY PORVERTY, ITS JUST PLANING PAJA WE LIKE TO BLAME POVERTY
    ONOTHER THING GOVERMENT SHOULD INVEST IN GOOD LONG LASTING WATER EQUIPMENT TO ALLOW WATER FROM LAKE MALAWI TO REACH EACH AND EVERY HOME,
    USE SUDAN AS A CASE STUDY. IT HAS ONLY ONE SMALL RIVER, THE NILE WHICH RUNS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH AND IT SUPPLIES THE WHOLE COUNTRY EVEN THE DESERTS . WHY CANT OUR BIG LAKE SUPPLY US ALL.TIVUTIKA TINTHU TINGAPO KOMA SITIDZAVUTIKASO MADZI TIKAPANGA INVEST IN THIS BASIC NEED. THE PROBLEM WILL BE FORGOTEN BOLA KULIMBA NTIMA .I HOPE APM GETS THIS MESSAGE

  24. Phuzi says:

    Water Water Water everyday. If its not a burst pipe then its staff striking because they dont like a boss who makes them work.

    Fire everybody at this Board and sanity will prevail. How do you run a company being led by a dunderhead ofn an accounts assistant and you expect efficiency from Engineers? This stupit Company must lead by a stupit Engineer then things will work. We have had no water for Six Months yet bills keep coming for what!!!!!! Do we havea Minister Resp[onsible for this? Please Proffesor Fire this Minister as well. Akusokoneza Boma lako wamva nawenso?

  25. Mr.Ibu says:

    CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION OF MALAWI WHERE ARE YOU.

    1. Vladimir Putin says:

      They have been given a scone in one of the boards kikikiki

  26. sobo says:

    beautiful lips lady

  27. ernest Phiri says:

    Mr Kapito, where are you? I am made to understand that you have been appointed chair for BWB and yet uli phwiii. Mwadya CHIBANZI? You used to make noise about water scarcity in Blantyre. What has prompted you to suddenly keep quiet and watch people dying of thirsty. You are quiet as if “you are laying eggs”. Please Mr Kapito speak against what is happening at BWB. They are saying Limbe will continue experiencing dry taps saying because of reasons beyond their control. What does this mean? You people better resign bcause you have failed. Ndinu amene mukufuna kuipitsa dzina la APRESIDENT kuti mudziti iwo pamodzi ndi chipani cha DPP alephera kuyendetsa dziko within six months. BOLA BAKHA uja adayesetsa jelasi down. A POLOFESA aiona BANGWE. Ankayesa chani kodi? Zinthu zimaoneka kuphweka akamayendetsa wina. MWANYATU MUONA SIMUNATI.

  28. Onasiwelo says:

    Stupid BWB you are very stupid I mean pachakuti panu nonse, we have been ruuning wihtout for close to two month in Limbe especially MAONE park and all you can say is is something beyond your stupid control what the hell do think. You people have taken us for a ride for a long time, and its high time we act now stupid people.

  29. Mtupatupa says:

    Malawi have incompetent Water Board, incompetent Power Supply, etc, BWB is only good at raising the tarriff. You are as bad as Mphwiyo, Lutepo, Senzani and company who stole gvt money mercilessly leaving people dying in hospitals without medical drugs. Water is life, and if Limbe is beyond your control who is in control of that particular area? Where will the people get the water?????

  30. Mtupatupa says:

    Malawi have incompetent Water Board, incompetent Power Supply, etc, BWB is only good at raising the tarriff. You are as bad as Mphwiyo, Lutepo, Senzani and company who stole gvt money mercilessly leaving people dying in hospitals without medical drugs. Water is life, and if Limbe is beyond your control who is in control of that particular area? Where will the people get the water????

  31. Mboba says:

    Priscilla, tandipatsa nambala yako tikambirane za madzi!

  32. Mpofu says:

    Am a bit confused to the excuses our BWB is giving on drying up of the mudi dam. My understanding is that they have water environmentalists who could be advising them on water conservation strategies. One of them is by planting trees which conserve water around the dam catchment areas such as water bellies ( katope, nyunyu ) , mkuyu and other indeginous plants. But when you visit the dam you find it is surrounded by big and mature eucalyptus trees and each takes in 5 litres of water every day. Therefore, involve the communities sustainable programmes from various stakeholders. Also, think of gravity water supply from Zomba or Mulanje mountain. We have the right to water services!

  33. Cosmas Mvula says:

    Thawe anali Engineer nyatwa, waonekera kufunikira kwake, koma zonse ndi PRO-Mateyu, kuyendetsa yhumba la tambe ndi abwana.

    Hee ziliko ku BWB, Muitaneni Thawe abwerenso

  34. kukukuki says:

    I will beat any waterboard member who come to my house to take the readings. Water problem in Limbe beyond your control. shupiti buladifulu

  35. klopp says:

    “Only parts of Limbe will continue to face the water challenges due to factors beyond our control” Then why are still demanding payments from these residents if they are beyond your control..since July to date you mean the whole board hasnt found a solution to your “out fo control” factors? Be serious, these are lices we are talking about and water is Life. You are killing these people if you choose to put your hands in your pockets in the name of factors under our control. What do then contro, because my understanding is you control the supply of water in Blantyre and yet some areas are going 5 months without water and you are apparently doing nothing about it. Its high time this utility is privatised, perhaps we may have a supplier who may find better ways of dealing with these “out of control factors”

  36. Wakukaya. says:

    Ku Mzuzu tili cheteee!Northern water Board has big brains no water problems.

    1. Boma says:

      Zoona ku Mzuzu madzi ndi kutapa kutaya chifukwa atumbuka ndi atonga adzaza mu Chitawira, Ndirande, Bangwe, Chilomoni, Likuni, 25, 18 ndi malo ena otero.Palibenso mtundu odziwa kuthawa kwawo ngati anyani akumpoto.

      Madzi atha bwanji ku Mzuzu anthu kulibeko?

      1. Tingo says:

        MUSAWAPATSE MADZI MSANGA AFiNYE amenewo AMANGOTI BT BT KOMA AMAGONA PA MASAKA

  37. jumujum says:

    a Mateyu bodza limeneli mukwauza ndani mulungu akakulangani inutu mwapha anthu kuchipatala mulibe chisoni.

  38. Mixxis says:

    Ana a Thawe wakuba uja inu? Palibe chanzeru mukuchita. Boma la Malawi can you sort out this mess at Blantyre Water Board. We are fed up

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