Rodwell Mwepu secondary school in Solwezi district has been operating without water for two years now, authorities have revealed.
This was after Northwestern Water Supply and Sewerage Company disconnected water supply to the school in 2017 due to a huge bill.
School head teacher Kennedy Jaime said the school owes the water utility company over K120, 000 and has to date only managed to pay about K20, 000.
Mr. Jaime told ZANIS in Solwezi today that the situation poses a health risk not only to the over 4,200 pupils at the school but also to teachers.
He has since appealed to relevant authorities to help the school sink a borehole that will help alleviate the water problem.
Solwezi District Commissioner Rosemary Kamalonga said she will engage relevant stakeholders to find a way of assisting the school.