The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company has shut down water supply to the entire city following an accident involving a vehicle which left the main supply line vandalized at Lusaka Water Works station in Libala.
The accident occurred in the early hours of today when a driver who was trying to avoid another motorist lost control and rammed into an air valve at the LWSC Water Works station in Libala area.
Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company Spokesman Nshamba Muzungu said this has damaged the Kafue water supply line which is our main source of water supply to Lusaka.
“Because of the extent of the damage and in order for the engineers and technicians to start repairs, we have been forced to shut down supply to Lusaka city,” said Mr Muzungu.
He added, “This means that most parts of the City will not have water supply until repairs to the line are completed.”
“Our engineers and technicians are already on site and we anticipate to restore water supply atleast in the next 48 hours. However, it will take a few more days for the supply to stabilize after connecting.”