There is some contaminated water in parts of Lusaka- LWSC

By Staff Reporter

THE Lusaka and Sewerage Company has disclosed that some parts of Lusaka have experienced cases of isolated water contamination.

Speaking to journalists in Lusaka on Friday, Company Managing Director Jonathan Kampata said the contamination was instant and it affected parts of Ibex Hill, Nyumba Yanga and Malata area near Kabulonga.

He said the contamination was not from LWSC water supply but from a leaking pipe.

“The water utility firm in collaboration with other government agencies has scaled up surveillance of water supply in the affected areas. The water utility firm has also intensified chlorination of its water supply,” said Kampata

He confirmed that this was discovered after investigations were carried out on collected samples.

The water company spokesperson Patson Phiri on Thursday claimed the social media messages alerting residents of Lusaka about the contamination were fake and advised the users to ignore it.