Chongwe residents experience erratic water supply »

20 Nov, 2012

The people of Chongwe are facing erratic water supply because Chongwe river has dried up due to suspect damming by farmers. According to Lusaka Water and Sewerage Public Relations Officer Topsy Sikainda, the people of Chongwe have had little or no water for the past three days because their only source of water, Chongwe river, has dried up. Sikainda explained that the suction pump could only work if water levels in the river were at least one meter deep but currently the deepest water level on the river was 20 centimeters .