Chambeshi water embarks on improved services
Chinsali, March 1, ZANIS —— Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Company in Chinsali district of Muchinga Province has embarked on new strategies to improve water and sanitation services.
Chambeshi ICT Commercial Manager for Kasama, Field Chama said the new strategies to sustain water and sanitation services include consultation of stakeholders, increasing hours of water supply and increasing water pressure of 7 litres per minute among others.
Mr Chama said the water utility company is now committed to ensuring that quality of water supplied in the district is at hundred percent following resolutions on how to move forward and have appreciated water and sanitation.
He said this during a stakeholders meeting in Chinsali district yesterday.
He said the water utility company will see to it that problems that hinder the supply of clean water are restrained, adding that the company must be able to replace sand in the filters and the broken filters frequently to attain safe water in the district.
Mr Chama said water at the source has been recorded at 100% safe but due to contaminations caused by leakages which are usually left out unattended to, leaves the running water on taps at 95% safe.
The Commercial Manager charged that the company will ensure that leakages are mended once spotted, adding that it is important for the general public to always inform Chambeshi in case of a pipe burst and any other issues to support the improvement of water and sanitation in all districts
And Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Public Relations Officer (PRO) Mutale Mwamba has appealed to the local authority to work in collaboration with his company, saying in the past it had been working in isolation hence the poor service delivery.
Mr Mwamba said the partnership of municipal council and the local utility company is a necessity especially on Chinsali Local Area plan due to the need of space for sewers in order to recreate and resuscitate sewer services.
The Chambeshi PRO said the company is aware of illegal water connection practices and the company has given residents up to 30th March this year to report themselves to the water utility company adding that failure to do so will result in the prosecution of the culprits.
And Chinsali Town Clerk Patrick Kambita said the strides that the company has taken are the best way to move forward especially that the company has admitted failure to provide adequate water supply.
Mr Kambita said the new strategies that the company has embarked on shows that the company is ready to improve water and sanitation services and he urged the company to regulate a group which can do inspections.