Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) has said it has started the water treatment process for pumping into its water reservoirs to supply the customers in the affected areas in Lilongwe City.

Lilongwe City residents have been experiencing water shortage from Monday this week because some Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (ESCOM) machines that give power to Lilongwe Water Board for water generation were gutted by fire on Sunday last week.

General Manager for Lilongwe Water Board Alfonso Chikuni told Journalists at a press briefing in Lilongwe on Wednesday that the Water Board has now started some treatment and purification work to restore water supply to its customers in the affected areas.

“The Water Board would like to apologize to its esteemed customers for the water shortage. Our water generation system is dependent on power from ESCOM and their machines were burnt by fire on Sunday,” said Chikuni.

He called on the customers to keep calm as LWB is striving to work on the problem to restore water supply to affected areas in the city.
Chikuni advised people to refrain from vandalizing water pipes by taking advantage of the situation which he said would render the water board to meet huge costs of damage.

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