Nkana water project in top gear
The Nkana Water and Sewerage Sanitation Project is yielding desirable results because most of the townships which previously used to experience water shortage are now experiencing improved water supply, says the NKana Water and Sewerage Company (NWSC).
NWSC public relations officer Agness Namwinga said it was good that even before the project could be completed, it had shown good results of improved water supply in townships such as Chimwemwe, Wusakile and others which were experiencing erratic water supply.
Ms Namwinga was speaking in an interview in Kitwe yesterday ahead of the World Water Day which would be commemorated on March 25 under the theme ” Water and Sustainable Development.’’
“As we commemorate the World Water Day, we are happy that the Nkana Water and Sewerage Sanitation project is yielding desirable results even before it could be completed. I can tell you that some of the results for the project include the improved water supply in Chimwemwe, Wusakile, Chamboli and other townships.
“As NWSC, we believe the improved water supply in these townships is a good present for the residents of these townships as we commemorate the World Water Day together, especially for those in Chimwemwe where the celebrations will take place,” Ms Namwinga said.
Ms Namwinga said the delay to complete the project was to ensure that every little problem which could lead to water supply disruption in the townships was dealt with.
She said the water utility company would not like to rush to complete the project and then later experience water supply problems in the townships.
“We are not in a rush to complete the water rehabilitation project because we want to make sure that everything that could lead to water disruption is dealt with properly.
We want to make sure that once the project is completed, our customers will be receiving water through out the day.’’
“And if they receive water throughout the day, then, they will in response, pay their bills to enable the water utility company continue to provide quality service delivery,” She said.