Waterborne disease outbreak is looming in the mining town of Chambish in the Copperbelt Province owing to the water crisis which has hit the town.
Some residents talked to have complained that their taps have been dry for weeks a scenario which could lead to unhealthy sanitary conditions in most homes in the town.
They have called on the water utility company to quickly work on the challenges as the crisis may degenerate into an outbreak of Cholera and other related waterborne diseases.
They said they are forced to use shallows wells which are close to pit latrines for their daily needs and in some cases makeshift toilets to answer the call of nature.
And a health worker at Chambish Clinic has told this reporter that the clinic recorded 7 cases of Dysentery last week.
The health worker explained that the chances of more cases being reported are high as their working guidelines indicate that when a single case is reported at the clinic then it is assumed that 10 more cases may not have been reported by the people affected in the communities.
He also attributed the recorded cases of the disease to the water crisis in the town saying most homes have not been receiving water for days.
Chambish town is home to one of the biggest Copper smelters Africa, the Chambish Copper Smelter and the town has several running mines.