Blantyre Water Board says the construction and upgrading of its major stations in Walker Ferry and Chileka and the rehabilitation of the pipes that connect the two stations which were expected to end in October will be expected to finish by November 15.
FOM speaking to the company’s Public relations officer, Priscilla Mateyu confirmed of the development saying that the projects has failed to be implemented on time due to the delay in equipment delivery from their suppliers.
The Projects extension is being funded by the European Union (EU) and the European Investment Bank, said Mateyu.
She further exclaimed that people should be patient with the current water supply as once the project is finished water supply will be improved and people will also have access to water for their daily use and consumption every day.
The project will help in alleviating water shortages which are rampant in densely populated areas. We will be able to meet the people demand which is at about 96000 cubic meters
Some of the areas which will benefit from this development include: Chilobwe, Chimwankhunda, Soche, Kameza, Lunzu, Machinjiri, Chirimba,Chigumula, Bvumbwe and Chiradzulu.
At the moment the board has a capacityof 7800 cubic meters which is produced at its Walker Ferry Station. The board is also constructing three water reservoir tank with a capacity of 5000 cubic meters in Kameza, Chigumula and Soche, which are aimed easing water scarcity that the counry’s currently facing.
The tanks are expected to service about 230,000 people.