Lilongwe to continue experiencing water shortages—Water Board

Lilongwe Water Board says some areas in the city will continue experiencing water shortages due to rehabilitation exercise the Board has undertaken.

In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Lilongwe Water Board public relations officer, Treva Phoya said Areas like 22, 23, 36 and 24 will still continue having water problems due to such rehabilitations, saying residents in these areas will not have enough water for their domestic chores.

“The power outage which affects pumping of water to be used in these areas will cause little or no water as we want to rectify the problem,” Phoya said while assuring people in the affected areas to be economical with usage of water.

Queuing for water

He further said that the Board is no longer relying on out-tanks as source of water, but rather on the already treated water, adding that the problem will be short-lived as it will only run for a period of two to three weeks.

“The problem will be there for two to three weeks hence people who will be affected shouldn’t worry,” he added.

Some parts of the Capital City have been experiencing water shortages for some time prompting people to use unsafe water putting people’s lives at risk.

Lilongwe Water Board was established in 1947 and it was reconstituted as a parastatal organization by an Act of Parliament.

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