Cable theft affects Kabwe water supply

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KETRA KALUNGA writes

THEFT on a three meters electrical power cable has affected water supply in Kabwe district.

Lukanga Water Supply and Sanitation company (LgWSC) said in a statement that the recurring theft of the electrical power cable at Kalulu underground water sources has affected the normal water supply in most parts of the district.

Public relations manager, Siwa Mweene said the sad development has affected power supply to three Boreholes affecting about 14000 cubic meters of water supply. 

Ms Mweene said Vandalism was becoming a major concern for the water utility as the act on public infrastructure has become rampant the district.

“LgWSC bemoans the recurring theft of electrical power cables at Kalulu underground Water sources in Kabwe’s Kalulu Forest Reserve,” she said. Ms Mweene said the development which occurred around 02 hours yesterday has affected the normal water supply as power was only restored after 08:00.

She said even though water has been restored, the commodity would have to be rationed as the volumes have reduced by 50% because of a lesser number of boreholes dedicated to water distribution in the district.

Ms Mweene said normal water supply would only be restored until when the cables for the said boreholed are replaced.

The water utility has since appealed to the public to be practice responsible because vandalism doesn’t just affect the company but the community at large especially in this time of COVID19 when people need water to protect themselves against the disease.

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