Blantyre Water Board warns of another dry taps  crisis 

The Blantyre Water Board (BWB) have warned that residents of Blantyre and surrounding areas will likely to experience another acute water shortage problem from Tuesday due to the falling down of an Escom pole at the main water pumping station Walkers Ferry.

Mateyu: Water outage

Mateyu: Water outage

The  BWB spokesperson Priscilla Mateyu says in a statement on Monday evening  that “due to heavy rainfall at Nkula, Escom 11KV incomer number 1 pole has fallen down at Walkers Ferry near the new chlorinator house at 15:40hrs.”

Mateyu says all pumps have tripped off which means that no water is being pumped from Walkers Ferry to Blantyre and surrounding areas.

“Pumping will only resume once power is back on. Customers are urged to use water sparingly. We will keep you updated.”

She did not state when the water supply will resume.

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The people are saying it all.Personally I don’t know why the parastatal exists.I t is currently following the footsteps of their underwriters who have a host of failed projects.



Tidalira madzi a mvula.Mulungu satitaya




Koma iwe priscilla madzi ayamba liti? we want 2 know.ndiye kt sitmalipila?koma mutmva tikangodwala!!!


Nyika republic what you are saying its nonsense. You think you can be a republic and survive. Muzalilitsa ana anu. Stop that shallow minded thinking


The only solution to this is citizen empowerment. People should stop tolerating nonsense like this. What worst case scenario do we need for us to mobilize all the affected residents to rise and teach BWB staff a bitter lesson to remember for the rest of their lives.I have always said that the irony in Malawi is that you will note that at BWA there is a contigent of so called CEOs (engineers) enjoying hefty packages yet they don’t haveany slightest clue whatsoever to solve these water problems.


Tikunena zosamveka chifukwa ntchito ya manja sitimayidziwa. tsiku lina tikawonererepo zikachitika simuzabwerezanso kunena zopand pake.

ibrahim makwati

koma water board ya madzi yandikwana bwanji


BWB is a statutory corporation – kampani ya boma, – supervised by the incompetent Petulo and his mediocre DI PHI PHi – aka Madzi Magetsi Palibe. No wonder they can not even provide a basic need as defined by Abraham Maslow. Anthu akadwala choleras/ typhoid ndi inuyo makape. You will pay for the loss of innocent lines

Sosten Gwengwe

Koma chi Mateyu chi ndiye chili makoratu


Phiri mzimayiyu Ngofunika kumuona asanapake zopaka paka ! Kuti amaoneka chonchi akadzuka kumene?

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