Zambezi braces for a thirsty weekend

Obrein Simasiku

Residents of the Zambezi region are bracing for a thirsty weekend, as taps will run dry due to a planned major maintenance on the water reticulation system in the region.

In a notice, Namwater’s head in Zambezi, Joseph Mulisa said there will be a total shutdown of Katima Mulilo’s water treatment plant.

‘’In its quest to supply water of good quality and sustainably to its valued customers and communities of the Zambezi region, Namwater has embarked on a project to change and install a new sustainable sump at our distribution pump station. This project will be done in one phase and consequently dictates a total shutdown of our raw water scheme and water treatment plant,” stressed Mulisa.

From today beginning at 22h00, Mulisa said they will suspend all water supply activities from the raw scheme, while from 05h00 tomorrow morning, the team will start draining the remaining water from the ground reservoir. “As of 08h00 on Saturday there will be no operations of both raw water and scheme and treatment plant. Normal water supply will commence after all intended technicalities and tie-ins have been successfully completed,” he said.

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