President Peter Mutharika on Friday pleaded with Malawians to embrace the culture of honouring water bills.
Speaking in Salima, Mutharika said water boards are struggling to provide efficient and effective services because of lack of money as customers owe the boards huge sums of money.
“I plead with you, I urge you please pay water bills. The boards needs the money to sustain the supply of water,” he said.
Looking on was Inspector General of Police Lexter Kachama who department owes Lilongwe Water Board a staggering K340 million.
Mutharika also urged Malawians to avoid illegal connections of water saying this makes boards lose huge sums of money.
Lilongwe Water Board is currently visiting all houses under its jurisdiction to check on illegal connections.
The board says the exercise will take at least six month to finish. It says however those who goes to the board and declares they have an illegal connection will have an amnesty but will have to pay a fine instead of being dragged to court.