Kalulushi residents on the Copperbelt province have gone for three days without piped water and some residents are now planning to take to streets to protest against the shortage of water, The Watchdog has learnt.
The residents complained that water blues are just too much in the area saying that they are tired Nkana Water and Sewerage Company’s poor operations.
Derrick Mpundu one of the residents said, the water utility firm has since apologised for its failure to constantly supply water to Kalulushi but the residents feel it is too much for Nkana Water and Sewerage Company to adequately provide a service to them.
“I think we are tired of this company, it is just too much, when we don’t pay them they rush to us, disconnect us despite giving us a poor service,” Mr Mpundu complained.
Mr Mpundu added that just today pupils at Kalulushi High School were sent away because of lack of water in the district.
And sources at Kalulushi high school said that, the pupils were sent away after Kalulushi district commissioner Kabamba Mulenga expressed concern over the shortage of water in the district that may result into an outbreak of a water bone disease in the town.
“The DC is aware of the non availability of water in the district that is why school authorities were asked to sent aware the pupils,” the source said.
And Nkana Water and Sewerage Company and Sewerage Company, Damaseke Chibale confirmed the water blues in the area which he said was as a result of a water pipe burst in Kandabwe area.
Mr Damaseka who assured the residents that water supply would be restored to the area soon, has also apologised to the people of Kalulushi for the inconvenience caused to them(Residents) since Sunday