THE Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has shut down water supply to the entire City of Lusaka following an accident involving a vehicle which left the main supply line badly damaged at Lusaka water works station in Libala.
According to a statement made available to Daily Nation by LWSC public relations officer Nshamba Muzungu, the accident occurred in the early hours of yesterday 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.
Mr. Muzungu said the accident damaged the Kafue water supply line which is the LWSC 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,” Mr. Muzungu said.
He warned that most parts of the city would not have water supply until repairs to the line were completed.
Mr. Muzungu said engineers and technicians were already on site and anticipated to restore water supply at least in the next 48 hours.
“Water supply will be restored after two days; however, it will take a few more days for the supply to stabilize,” he said.