The ‘water supply and sanitation’ project is meant to improve water supply and sanitation in some parts of Lusaka. The project will see the construction of two sewer lines stretching from Makeni Mall to Kafue round-about while other sewer lines will be constructed in Chaisa and Emmasdale areas. THE Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) is in the process of implementing the ‘water supply and sanitation’ project in Lusaka, says LWSC public relations manager Topsy Sikalinda.
Mr. Sikalinda confirmed this development in a walking interview with the Lusaka Star.
He said the project is meant to improve water supply and sanitation in some parts of Lusaka.
Mr. SIkalnda further said LWSC has started conducting an environmental impact assessment of the project adding that the water utility company had already started having meetings with key stake holders over the project.
The LWSC Public Relations Manager said the project will in its first year (2015) see the construction of two sewer lines stretching from Makeni Mall to Kafue round-about.
He added that other sewer lines will also be constructed in Chaisa and Emmasdale areas.
“We had a meeting with some of our key stake holders who will be involved in the project. The construction works are expected to last for at least two years,” Mr. Sikalinda explained.
Meanwhile, the move by LWSC to undertake the ‘Water Supply and Sanitation’ project has cheered some residents of Emmasdale.
Mr. Aaron Mwale, a resident of Emmasdale said, “It is about time the water utility did something to improve sanitation … this area has had sanitation problems due to the bad state of the sewer lines.”
He added, “I personally lodged a complaint to LWSC about the sewer lines and I am very happy to hear that something will be done about it and that new sewer lines will be constructed.”
The LWSC has been trying to improve water supply and sanitation in Lusaka for many years now.
On completion, the water Supply and Sanitation project is expected see an even distribution of water supply in parts of Lusaka and is expected to benefit about 200 million people.