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Water crisis extended

CHILDREN drawing water in Lusaka’s Kuku township.

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka
ABOUT 1.6 million Lusaka residents should brace themselves for erratic water supply for almost three months as Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company embarks on a historic rehabilitation project at its Lolanda water treatment plant in Kafue.

The city of Lusaka has about four million inhabitants.

Speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday, company managing director Jonathan Kampata said after a four-day shut-down of water supply from yesterday to Thursday, the supply of the commodity will for 86 days be done at a reduced capacity as major works are undertaken.
The works will cost the water utility firm between US$5 million and US$6 million under the auspices of the United States government-funded Millennium Challenge Account.
Mr Kampata has since appealed to Lusaka residents to conserve as much water as possible during the period of READ MORE

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