Blantyre Water Board blames low water pressure on heavy rainfall

Blantyre Water Board (BWB) says it is currently facing challenges to pump water to Blantyre and surrounding areas largely because of too much debris and mud at its intake point along the Shire River at Walkers Ferry.

Mateyu: Heavy rainfall to blame

Mateyu: Heavy rainfall to blame

The BWB spokesperson Priscilla Mateyu says the situation has also been worsened by constant power failures at Chileka and Mudi pumping stations because of the heavy rainfall.

“Therefore, Blantyre and surrounding areas will experience low pressure or no water at all”.

She is there asking water users to store enough water and use it sparingly.

“The Board is doing everything possible in its capacity to make sure that full production resumes as soon as possible,” says Mateyu.

She however says in the meantime bowsers will be dispatched to deliver water to its customers in all affected areas.

Malawi’s Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has warned of heavy rainfall and flash floods for the next two to three weeks.

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Never entrust authority to women. They are weak minded. Priscilla actually thinks the feeble excuses she’s giving us are making sense. Make sense they do in her small weak mind!

Joao Naeto

Fuck BWB, ESCOM and their excuses.
So what’s the long term plan to avoid a repeat of this. Coz I am damn sure this ain’t the last time we will experience rains of that magnitude.


Time for telling lies is over. You cant keep working at water by telling lies. You cant buy time by that. Sooner or later you will tell residences of BT the truth why you are punishing them. TSIKU LA 40 LIKUKWANIRA GUYS. PANGATALIKE. MULIMBA.

Priscilla you are big for nothing. You are educated for nothing. You have showering a lot of lies. You days to lie on this earth planet are numbered which can be counted by even a kindergarten graduate. Watch out. You will see my bib one day. Its you the very same Priscilla who said that water will be available come January. January comes and you have changed your tongue and start using water supply terms like mud and debris. Okey you will see. This was happening in a certain city in South Africa almost ten years ago. It was stopped… Read more »

BWB, you have never done anything tangible ever since always shifting blame, agalu inu.


They have been failing to pump water even before the heavy rains. That is no excuse> Bvumbwe no water now 3 weeks


Blantyre Water Board is non functional they have turned it into a brothel. Imagine Imagine Andrew Thawe has been sleeping with Christina, Aggie, Kattie,Ruth,Walu (now she left for KCN) Try and the list goes on. He has employed his incompetent relatives into infinfluential positions and the Comptroller of statutory cooperations is letting him continue with his mismanagement. We, residents of blantyre are suffering. The comptroller Has to go now.

Wa police

Mvula is owe low pressure, mvula ibwere low pressure ndiye timve ziti


Koma ma Bill phomomo!!

Blantyre Water Board, achina Andrew Thawe, Mavuto Chiipanthenga, Ruth Thindwa ntchito kunyengana basi. Onani ntchito ikukanikani. Kulemberana ntchito pachibale ndi mahule anu basi. We are fed up with you guys. Bwana President can you shake up BWB management it looks like they have nothing to offer to this nation. Please replace them they are taking us for granted these illogical and dull people. Why are we hearing this trush about BWB on daily basis? I think this is the worst performing parastatal in Malawi. I will get surprised with the government renews the contracts of these stupid guys. Replace them… Read more »

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