The Ministry Of Water And Environment Protection, in partnership with the Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation, is implementing the K28 million water project as a long term intervention to water challenges affecting the district.
Ministry Public Relations Officer Amos Zulu, in a statement issued today, said the contractor, Zambezi Drilling and Exploration Company, has re-mobilized to complete the remaining 15 per cent of the works.
He explained that the works include construction of an eight kilometre water pipe from Margaret Mwachiyeya to Chongwe Town.
“The project will see the development of a well field with four boreholes, construction of a 400 cubic meters ground reservoir, construction of a booster station and laying of a transmission pipeline,” Mr Zulu explained.
He added that it is envisaged that the Chongwe water and supply project will, in the mediium to long term, address the water supply challenges that have been experienced in the recent past.