Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company Limited has announced that the planned shutdown at the Iolanda Water Treatment Plant in Kafue and the main Transmission pipeline to Lusaka has come into effect today.
Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka this morning, Company Managing Director Jilly Chiyombwe says due to this shutdown, water supply will reduce by 4-6 hours for the next 60 days depending on the area zones.
Mr. Chiyombwe says this is to facilitate for the repair of the leakage on the 900 millimeters steel pipeline from Kafue to Lusaka which is losing close to 20 million liters of water per day.
He says the shutdown has been necessitated to stop water wastage in order to safeguard the city’s water supply adding that the amount of water being lost can be used to supply various water stressed areas.
Mr. Chiyombwe has since appealed to residents to employ water conservation measures to reduce water wastage during this period and also create capacity to safely store enough water which will cover the period of low water supply.

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