KETRA KALUNGA writes
A SERIOUS water shortage has hit some parts of Mumbwa District, in Central Province, following the breakdown of the two main supply boreholes for Lukanga Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC).
LWSC public relations officer, Louise Mwape, confirmed the development which she said had resulted in erratic water supply in most parts of the district.
Mr Mwape said in an interview, the most affected areas were Low Density, Rentals, Chilimboyi, and Agriculture area which had a population of approximately 700.
He assured that LWSC would by Friday this week procure and replace the damaged motor engines for the two affected boreholes to normalize the water supply in the area.
“Yes there has been erratic water supply caused by borehole failure, as LWSC, we are replacing the motors, the procurement process has begun and has reached an advanced stage and we hope to get those parts before Friday so that we can resume normal supply,” said Mr Mwape.
To mitigate the situation, Mr Mwape said, Mumbwa Town Council (MTC) had provided the LWSC with a 20, 000-litre water bowser to supply the commodity to the most affected areas in the district.
Mr Mwape said with the use of the water bowser, LWSC had managed to deliver water to most of the affected areas.
“Mumbwa District Council has been generous enough and has assisted us with a 20, 000-litre water bowser, so we are using it to deliver water to the most affected areas,’ said Mr Mwape.
He said the situation was temporal and assured normal water supply would resume soon once the pumps had been repaired.