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Water finally flows in Lusaka

PRISCILLA MWILA, Lusaka
LUSAKA Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) says water has been restored to most parts of Lusaka except for Chelston township which is the furthest from the Kafue water treatment plant after a critical shortage of the commodity for three days in some parts of the city.
LWSC public relations manager Topsy Sikalinda said water supply was restored on Saturday around 15:00 hours but could be distributed after being treated and filled in the reservoirs.
Mr Sikalinda said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that affected areas such as Chilenje South, Libala, Northmead, Emmasdale, Kabulonga, Woodlands and Munali started receiving water around 19:00 hours on Saturday.
“Zesco managed to restore power at the plant around 15:00 hours [on Saturday], which allowed us to start filling our reservoirs in Lusaka. We are expecting to start distributing water normally to all places around 09:00 hours today [yesterday],” he said.
Mr Sikalinda commended Zesco for working to ensure that power is restored at the water plant in good time.
He also thanked members of the public for their patience during the period Zesco and LWSC were working to normalise water supply.
About 47 percent of residents in Lusaka experienced water shortage due to a power outage at the Kafue treatment plant after lightning struck the plant on Thursday.

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