Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) has said the new water treatment plant within its water works campus along Likuni Road will be commissioned on October 15 this year.
However, before the commissioning, Lilongwe residents will have to brace for tough times as LWB will be shutting down one of its water treatment plants, treatment works (TW) II for about four days in the next one month to facilitate interconnection works.
The parastatal has two main treatment plants, TW I and TW II with a combined capacity of 95 000 cubic meters.
LWB public relations officer Bright Sonani said the extension works will add 30 000 cubic metres to TW II, to bring the total capacity to 125 000 cubic metres.
He said the project’s contractor intends to connect the new treatment plant to TW II from today, prompting its shut down.
Said Sonani: “The plan is to shut down our treatment works II, which constitutes 63 percent of production, on a number of times in the next one month for a maximum period of one day a week to allow for the interconnection works.