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WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
For Immediate Release
10th January 2020
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE POSSIBLE CONTAMINATION OF GROUND WATER RESOURCES DUE TO FLOODING OCCURRING IN SELECTED PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
The Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) is mandated to preserve, conserve and protect water resources in Zambia. Due to the current floods which are occurring in Lusaka in areas such as State Lodge, Silva Rest, Twin Palm, Avondile, Mumana/ Chainama residential areas and other parts of the country such as Mambwe District in Eastern Province, there is a potential threat to contamination of ground water. This may occur due boreholes being submerged. Further, Septic tanks and soak ways are likely to overflow.
The general public is thus cautioned to boil or chlorinate all drinking water especially from boreholes and wells in order to ensure that the water being consumed is safe. Such measures will ensure that the Zambian citizenry are protected from waterborne diseases such as dysentery, cholera and typhoid.
Furthermore, the Authority is urging members of the general public to continue consulting the Authority before engaging in drilling boreholes to ensure that boreholes are being drilled within places of safe distance from any potential pollution sources.
For further details contact WARMA on 0211-251934 or 0974-606743 or visit the Authority at the WARMA HOUSE situated on plot No. LN-385-7/ LN-385-8, along Alick Nkhata road, opposite Alliance Francaise.
Issued by: Joshua C. Kapila (Mr.)
Public relations Officer
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