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.
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.