Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has raised water tarrifs by 23 percent, it has been confirmed.
BWB public affairs officer Priscilla Mateyu confirmed that they have increased the price of water by up to 23 percent following government approval effective Juy 1, 2016.
Mateyu said BWB applied to Ministry of Agricuture, Irrigation and Water Development on its proposal for a tariff hike and that it has been “approved.”
The tariff hikes come at a time when some of the country’s water boards such as BWB and LWB are faced with challenges to meet water demand amid rising populations in Blantyre and Lilongwe cities.
Some other water boards in the country increased the price of water by up to 45 percent following government approval.
Malawi has five water boards, namely Blantyre Water Board (BWB), Southern Region Water Board (SRWB), Lilongwe Water Board (LWB), Central Region Water Board (CRWB) and Northern Region Water Board (NRWB).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :