K500,000 needed to curb Twapia water blues
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By CHATULA  KAMPO
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KAFUBU Water and Sewerage Company (KWSC) says it needs K500,000 to
address the erratic water supply in Twapia Township in Ndola.
Twapia Township has in the past years faced erratic water supply as a
result of dilapidated water pipes that have not been replaced for a
long time.
A check in the township yesterday found a few houses with running
water from the taps and the majority of the residents fetching water
from boreholes at a community clinic and a mosque.
KWSC public relations  officer Margret Zulu said in an interview that the
company was scouting for  K500,000 to overhaul the 2.2 kilometre
water pipe that supply water to the township.
She said the erratic water supply in the area was as a result of aged
pipes that often burst due to high water pressure from the main
plant.
“Yes there is an erratic water supply in Twapia Township. The
company is sourcing K500,000 to  upgrade the water infrastructure
in the area,” Ms Zulu said.
She said the area would see normal water supply after the pipes
supplying water to the area were upgraded.
She appealed to all customers that were receiving bills but had no
service to seek consultation from the company’s customer care
services.
Ms Zulu said KWSC would continue to bill all customers in the area
for sewerage because the residents were still benefiting from the service despite
the lack of water supply.
Residents in the area have called on the water utility company
to quickly address the water challenge in the area that has
affected their way of life.
Dorothy Chilufya of 316 Twapia told said
she was spending a lot of money every day in order to have the
commodity at her house.
And Annie Kalolo said it was inconveniencing for her and the family
to always ask for water every day from neigbhours  that have water.

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