LWB punishes customers watering flowers with treated water

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Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) has embarked on a campaign to disconnect water from customers found watering flowers and lawns using treated water.

According to LWB assistant public relations officer Vanessa Chidyaonga, the campaign has already started in some parts of the city.

She said they stated an order through the media informing all their customers to refrain from using treated water for watering flowers due lower water levels at their water sources.

watering-flowersChidyaonga added that those who do not comply with the order will face the music adding that the order was communicated to everyone.

“Yes we are doing that and this is following an order which we put on local radio stations, newspapers as well as television stations not to water their loans and flowers using the treated water,” confirmed Chidyaonga.

The assistant publicist added that they visited offices of the department of tourism and National Initiative for Civic education (Nice) where it was established that they were still watering flowers using the treated water.

She added that they also visited Area 12 residential plots where it was also revealed that the order was ignored. Chidyaonga said they have since confiscated a good number of metres.

The development has however been criticized by water board customers who argued that they pay for the water and have the freedom to use according to their wishes.

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  1. I am sorry for the home garden owners. This is reason I like to have natural trees around my home. Not flowers! Flowers require huge amounts of water! The population must understand and know the source of water. Where do we get water from? Why do we have water problems now, worse than ever before? It is because of human activities. Mankind has destroyed all forests, river banks, mountain covers, the soil and water table is slowly diminishing downwards. No Water! It is high time population understood and appreciate the need of planting natural trees only. Msekese, katope, mbwabwa, msuku, msewa, mlombwa, m’mbula, m’mwaye, mtondo, kawidzi, msolo, mfendaluzi. They will require very little water only at first stage during rain season. Once there, always there. Mother nature. Not flowers! They shine in the morning and wilt later in the afternoon, unless watered regulary. Get rid of exotic flowers and bring back nature around you!

  2. Njala ikagwa pa mudzi nde nkumati tizidya patsiku kamodzi sikuti chakudya chimasungika ayi . Madzi ngati asowa asowa basi sikuti akupangisa ndi othilira maluwawa ayi. Mqvuto alowa kuka basi

  3. ndiye wina avekele ingakhaleso kuno ku joloza amaletsa,kuti chiyani iyeyo afuna tidziwe kuti iye amakhala ku joni?za ziiiii tikuvutika dziko lamalawi lili lathu magetsi akumangothimisa momwe afunila ndiye apa mukunena za madziso?malawi wavunda uyu chonsecho mitsonkho yayikidwa pa chili chonse zopusa basi,

  4. Walemba nkhaniwe pliz auze aLWB pathako pawo,asamangodzuka mkupanga zganizo zaponyerera pawopo, mesa ife timalipira madzwo? Ndemaluwawo tizithirira ndmikodzo?

  5. Kudos! water levels in all subsaharan nations have dropped miserably and no need for washing cars, irrigation of any sort, construction etc using treated water indeed

  6. Kodi mmayesa munkati pali project yokatenga madzi ku mtsinje wa dwamphi kuti mu chepetse vuto lamadzi zilipati pano? ndizoona Kamuzu dam ndi dam 2 sizingakwanitse mzinda wa Lilongwe ndi mmene ukukulira pano

  7. Good their should use bohore water to watering their garden or rain ,water board should use encouraging and teach important of water conservation b4 their disconnect water to their customer’s

  8. Even here in South Africa….amaletsa from 6am to 6 pm….chifukwa chakuvuta kwa madzi ma dam momwe mukuchokela madzi amenewa…
    High population always high demand…

  9. Malawi is getting crazy with all the water our lake has and how are you going to make Malawi look great when you deny plants water and you say we must plant trees, foolish.

  10. inu musandpte dala mwava zopusa zmez ngat mwasowa ntchto mtiuze tkthandzn osat Zamany muknenazo mukangoyelekeza kpanga zmezo tmatcha…campan yaola iy…mbuz za anth…

  11. Kuno 43 Bill Imatuluka K75000 Kupita Kutsogolo Koma Mudayamba Mwanena Kuti Muchepese Kuthilira Kapena Kutichosera? Mesa Mumatenga Ndalama Uku Mukusekerera Mumvekere Zikomo A Customer Muyende Bwino? Zangokuvutani. Yamuselele Hola! Homola! Yaya Momona Mane,eee Wamuona Muserere Hola! Homola! Ali Mutu Khong’olo! Homola! Ali Maso Khong’olo! Homola Kkkkkkk Nantiti Papa! !

  12. Zopusa Izi: Ngati Zili Choncho Muthamangise Kaye Ma Deplomatic Countries(CD) Chifukwa Anthu Amenewa Akupangitsa Kuti Ife Tipeze Ntchito Mu Ma Residents. Mwangosowa Nzeru A LWB.Ife Timadyera Mu Maluwa Ndi Mu Kapingayo Mu Nyumba Za Azungumu Monga Area 43,10,11,12 Ndiye Mukufuna Mutiphere Mpamba Eti? Muisova Nokha Kumeneko Ngati Mwakhuta Frozy Ndiye Basi Zanuzo Nyachi!!!!?

  13. Idiots what type of business is that. U need money. U need profit and you tell customers u will punish them are u mad?
    The more they use the water the more the money the LWB gets. Munya anthu ayamba kukumba zitsime