LCC launches water-waste management system

By Staff Reporter

The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has embarked on a water-waste tariff bundling sensitization programme.

The sensitization programme was launched yesterday in Kanyama Constituency with an aim of encouraging people to pay for waste collection through their water bill.

LCC Public Relations Officer Lisa Ng’oma said that members of the general public who wished to subscribe for water-waste tariff bundling were required to register with a Community Based Enterprise (CBE) within their area.

Lisa said a 50 ngwee charge (10 ngwee for waste collection and 40 ngwee for water) per 20 liter container will be collected by water trusts from all clients subscribed to water kiosks.

She said that those with taps will be required to pay a K30 monthly fee to water trusts, where one bag of waste will be collected per week. Waste generators exceeding 1 bag of waste per week will be required to pay an extra charge of K10 for each spare sack of waste to be collected.

She added that in a landlord/tenant set-up where a tap is present, landlords will be required to pay a K30 fee, which is not inclusive of the waste management fee tenants are required to pay to CBE.

Ng’oma stated that the waste service provider of each area would then collect waste from the subscriber and transport it to the designated site for disposal.

She said sensitizations would be conducted in Ng’ambe, Chipata, Kanyama, Linda, Chaisa, Chazanga, and George compounds.

She said the general public is also free to report poor services of solid waste collectors to the nearest water trust.