LWSC sinks 3 more boreholes to increase daily output

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The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has sunk three commercial boreholes in Chibombo area to help boost water supply to Lusaka city.

LWSC Marketing and Public Relations Manager Topsy Sikalinda said his company will continue to find alternative water sources that will help meet the daily water consumption of the

The three additional boreholes at six miles has brought the total number of boreholes in Lusaka to 115 and have since increased daily water output to 258 million litres from 250 million litres per day against a daily consumption need of 370 million litres.

Mr. Sikalinda also disclosed that his company has finalised the design works for the massive infrastructure that will be undertaken and financed by the US$355 million grant from the United States government to improve water supply, sanitation and drainages in the city.

Under the project, the Ilonda Treatment Plant in Kafue and distribution lines will undergo a major facelift throughout the city to increase pumping capacities.

Meanwhile Mr. Sikalinda said the rising cost of doing business has prompted his company to adjust its water and sewerage tariffs.

He maintained that the adjustments were minimal enough to be afforded by all Lusaka residents.

Water tariffs in Lusaka, Kafue and Chongwe districts have been increased upwards while in Chirundu, they have been reduced.