Blantyre Water Taps Run Dry

Residents of Malawi’s commercial city of Blantyre have endured a tough week after living for days without water supply.

Most parts of the city are at the moment running without piped water.

People queuing for water

People queuing for water

Like in highly populated Ndirande Township the residents complained that they are being forced to fetch water from unprotected sources to use for domestic chores.

Some even revealed to have been drinking water from such sources.

There is no official communication from Blantyre Water Board (BWB) on what caused the dry-taps despite assuring their customers of improved water supply.

Meanwhile, there are fears that if the critical water shortage is not addressed on time might result into outbreak of water-related diseases.

Blantyre situation follows what is being experienced by Lilongwe residents with water board now rationing water due to water levels as a result of inadequate rains.

For the past two years, water supply has become a challenge in most parts of the country.

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