LWSC starts water rationing

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FALLING underground water levels has forced Lusaka Water Sewerage Company (LWSC) to start rationing water supply in some selected parts of the city, says managing director, Jonathan Kampata

Mr Kampata said the move had been taken because of poor rains that Zambia experienced this year which had created challenges in pumping underground water.

In an interview with the Sun, Mr Kampata said they would engage their customers and educate them on how to consume water.

“We will be engaging our customers to educate them on water efficiency consumption. This programme will also try to discourage customers from watering lawns during the day so that we preserve underground water,” he said. 

Mr Kampata said LWSC had reduced pumping hours at National Resources Development College (NRDC), and areas around Mulungushi Village due to falling underground water levels.

He said loading shedding that ZESCO had introduced was also affecting them as they could not effectively pump water.

Mr Kampata assured its customers of steady water supply as it was working hand in hand with ZESCO to ensure provisions were not disrupted.

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