The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC)has appealed to the Ministry of Lands to ensure that plots are not allocated illegally.
LWSC Public Relations Manager Simon Mwale said this when the company demolished an illegal wall fence that an unnamed Asian national is building around a 10 acre portion of land said to belong to the water utility company.
The company has four established boreholes on the land which supply water to over 300, 000 residents in George and Chunga compounds.
The Asian national who represents NISCO industry is said to be planning to set up a factory on the land.
Mr. Mwale stated that the Asian man illegally obtained title deeds to the land and has since called on the Ministry of Lands and all investigative wings of Government to thoroughly investigate the matter.
He said it is illegal for any individual or company to put up structures within 500 meters from the water source as this may cause water contamination.
And LWSC Area Manager Lwenga Mwape said the excavation works that the Asian man is carrying out on the land are risky because they may puncture water lines which would in turn cause water contamination.
Mr. Mwape said one bore hole has since been closed because of water contamination allegedly caused by a brewery in the area.