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Water Supply To Improve In Zomba Image sourced at africacheck.org

Water Supply To Improve In Zomba

Written by  Written by Earlene CHIMOYO Feb 27, 2017

Resident of Zomba district and surrounding areas are being assured uninterrupted water supply throughout the year, owing to increased water levels in Mulunguzi dam.

The dam which is strategically located atop Zomba Plateau is the main source for piped water in the eastern region.

Last year, residents were subjected to sporadic water supply as the water in the dam had dropped to alarming levels.

The dam has the capacity to hold 3.4 million cubic liters of water and serves a population of over 25 thousand residents.

On their part, representatives of Southern Region Water Board are expressing satisfaction with the status of the dam.

When contacted by Capital FM, Chief executive officer for southern region water board

Robert Hanjahanja said the dam had already overflowed by mid January and is currently at full capacity.

This means that residents in the district and surrounding areas have enough water to use until the year ends.

This has comes as good news for many Malawians in the southern region as sporadic water supply has been a recurring problem.

While in the central region dry taps are not yet a thing of the past as the Lilongwe Water Board is still rationing water supply.

 

According the board’s Public Relations Officer Bright Sonani, this development is as a result of low levels of water in Lilongwe River which is the main source of the city’s water.

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