Board apologies on Lilongwe water shortage, blames ESCOM

Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) has issued an apology to tap water users in the areas surrounding Malawi’s Capital for water shortage problem hitting the residents for the past three days saying this is largely because of electricity outage that the Board is experiencing at its main Treatment facility in Area 3.

A woman drawing water from an unprotected well in Manja Township in Blantyre due to water scarcity- Photo by Lucky Mkandawire
A woman drawing water from an unprotected well in Manja Township in Blantyre due to water scarcity- Photo by Lucky Mkandawire

Residents has since Sunday experiencing water shortages which has been forcing them to draw water from unprotected sources risking themselves to waterborne diseases.

In a statement the board says it is meanwhile working closely with ESCOM to have the problem rectified and that electricity supply is restored at its treatment facility.

“In the meantime, customers with supply are being advised to keep enough water and use it sparingly. The Board is sincerely apologizing to all its customers for the inconveniences that this has caused,” reads the statement.

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messiah
messiah
5 years ago

amen brother

Wanzeru Wa Kum'mawa
Wanzeru Wa Kum'mawa
5 years ago

50 years we cannot still get the basics right!!

If it’s electricity blackout at your area 3 plant why not use a standby generator?

Why not distribute water using other means.

munthu wabwino
munthu wabwino
5 years ago

What LL residents are facing is not a water shortage. They have no water at all.

Johann Chisachambalame
Johann Chisachambalame
5 years ago

DPP woyeee! Mbava and destroyers.

zonse
5 years ago

A failed state, failed statesmen,

mapwesea
mapwesea
5 years ago

U want nankhumwa to respond to U?

NGWAZI
5 years ago

THUMBS UP FOR NORTHERN REGION WATER BOARD ENGINEERS !!!THE WATER ENGINEERS IN THE CENTRE AND SOUTH ARE BUSY DOING POLITICS FORGETING THEIR JOBS !!! SHAME !!

kenson Nyondo
5 years ago

What is this now dpp no gud for everything you must park and go

Mhesha
5 years ago

Vuta la madzi has been there for years and u myopically think it will just within APM’s tenure of 6months old?….Chanbatu chikupengetsani…

Mpho Mbiyozo
Mpho Mbiyozo
5 years ago

Hehehe capital hill with stinking offices how can you beutify malawi without portable water. These two institutions ESCOM and LWB are a shame

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