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Nkana Water Subjects CBU Water to Laboratory Tests

STATEMENT ON THE QUALITY OF WATER AT COPPERBELT UNIVERSITY

5TH December, 2018:

A Nkana Water and Sewerage Company (NWSC) team comprising Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) officers together with engineers carried out inspections at Copperbelt University (CBU) to ascertain the quality of water at the institution.

This Inspection was necessitated by complaints about the quality of water that was being supplied to CBU. The inspection revealed that the water had lost its transparency due to the presence of suspended particles and the total suspended solids in the water was high thus making the water appear murky.

In an effort to establish the reason behind the murky water, water samples were taken from various NWSC water treatment and distribution facilities including Riverside Distribution Centre, Bulangililo Treatment Plants, and certain parts of CBU, among others. The results disclosed that the areas that were sampled have transparent water and that the water is safe for consumption. The murky water was subjected to laboratory tests and the results showed the water was safe for consumption.

NWSC engineers are currently on the ground to check the water network and investigate the potential cause of the murky water.

Currently NWSC has flushed the system at several points in and around CBU.

The Copperbelt University Students Union has also been engaged over the situation and has been assured of the safety of the water.

As Nkana Water and Sewerage Company, we are guided by our mission statement which is: “To consistently and efficiently provide adequate, safe quality water and sewerage services for the well-being of our customers and the environment.”

Issued by Bivan Saluseki

Manager – Public Relations

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