Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has said normal water supply in the city of Blantyre and surrounding areas is expected to resume August end as the board expects all project works to be finished by August 31.
However, the board has said customers should understand that water supply during and after the project’s completion will be gradual.
According to a statement on status of projects at BWB, while most projects are expected to be finalised this month (May), other projects embarked on to increase water supply to hard-to-reach areas will commence within the same month.
On the other hand designs for some new projects that the board has embarked on in Mulanje and along Shire River to meet water demand to the year 2040 are in progress and are expected to be completed by end of August 2015.
The statement said rehabilitation and renewal of Chileka pump station is at about 85 percent complete and is expected to be complete and commissioned in May.
In recent months, BWB has been making headlines for failing to supply water to most of its customers in Blantyre.
Late last year, the Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) wanted to lead consumers in holding vigils at the board’s premises.