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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :