The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has started pumping water to Lusaka’s Rockfield area following the completion of a 10 kilometres line under the Rockfield water network project.
The water company is pumping the commodity to 348 houses.
Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company Public Relations Manager Topsy Sikalinda confirmed the development to ZANIS in Lusaka today.
Mr. Sikalinda said the project has benefited over 3,200 people who did not have access to safe and reliable drinking water due to the rocky nature of the area.
He said the LWSC financed the project using funds acquired from ZANACO to extend water supply services to the people of Rockfield area.
He added that the entire project included the laying of a 19.7 kilometres water network and the installation of 400 domestic water meters at a cost of K4.5 million.
Mr. Sikalinda said his company had dug over 13.5 kilometres and laid water pipes on a distance stretching over 10 kilometres out of the total 19.7 kilometres of the water network.
He explained that the 10 km water pipes have been energized with water currently having over 348 houses connected and receiving water out of the targeted 400 properties.
He further said the major obstacles that delayed the completion of the project were the rocks which have since been excavated and blasted in order to lay the pipes.
Mr. Sikalinda also said the company was cautious not to break people’s wall fences and houses.