Customers with illegal water connections to be arrested

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Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has said it will start taking to police customers who makes illegal water connections to steal water within its supply area.

According to BWB, apart from charging penalties as prescribed and mandated by its by-laws, the board will be treating all cases of illegal connections  as criminal acts which will be prosecuted as such through the relevant law enforcement organs of government. Blantyre

The board has said this is a way of dealing with the rise in cases of illegal water connections which will allow it to improve its service delivery through increased water supply.

The board has since encouraged members of the general public to report any suspected cases of illegal water consumptions to the board or any nearby police station.

BWB has promised to treat such cases with confidence and once proved to be correct, the tippers shall be rewarded by LWB at an equivalent of 10 percent of the total resultant charges up to a maximum of MK200,000 per reported case.

In reporting such cases, members of the general public are advised to make a distinction between illegal water connections and outstanding water bill arrears.

Illegal water connections relate to unmetered water that is stolen through an act of by-passing the board’s water meter while outstanding water bill arrears relate to metered consumed and billed water for which payment is yet to be made to the board by the consumer(s).

Blantyre Water Board supply areas include Ndirande, Chitawira, Nkolokosa, Mbayani and among others.

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  1. thank you for the quickest response ever your men have done as I reported a leaking broken water pipe near my house in Bangwe through your CALL CENTRE 5580******within a space of 20 minutes after I reported the leakage,,, I saw your plumbers on the scene fixing the leaked pipe,,, Bravo Blantyre Water Board,,,,, Indeed Water is LIFE ,,

  2. mbava ndi inu amene a water bord ife simungati wopsyeze ayi anthu amapanga zachinyengo ndi anthu ogwira nchito komweko kulumikidza lero Mukufuna muwoneke ngati angwilo Mwana ma muyambe kufufudzana komweko ku water bord muyambe kuyangana kumeneko titengelepo Chisanzo then tidziwa kuti muli serious yemwe anaka lumikidza madzi mwa chinyengo ku maofesi aa M C P ndindani mupedza kuti anachoka ku water bord komweko tiyeni ifeyonso tikumangitsani inu a water bord kaya mupsya mntima iphyaani mtima zeni zeni bola ta kuuzani chilungamo

  3. sizikugwilizana ndimene mwayankhilamu amr macdonald chomwe mungaziwe ndi choti madzi kuti afike kudela lanulo awaterbord amakhala kuti awononga ndalama zambili kuphatikizaso madzimo amathila mangwala omwe amapangisa kuti inu ndine tisasegule mimba ndiyemukuganiza kuti mene ndalongosolelamu company ya waterboard izingowa mazi apeza phindu? Ndipo chakwela chikumukhuza ndicha pa nkhaniyi

  4. Aaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!! mwasowatu zochita simungagwire okubawo kulanga kwake mungopanga zimene achita a Escom mubweretse ma meter a madzi a pa pole basi komanso akhale a air time kupanda pamenepo tidzibabe mpaka mpaka

  5. Ngati kuli company yomwe itakapse kumwamba nde ndi a waterboard coz mulungu adapeleka madzi mwaulele kuti tikhale ndi moyo , nanu anthu kusamva zoona mungamagule madzi ? ask Mr chakwera and his party coz amenewa ndi amene amadziwa kugwiritsa ntchito zimenezi

    • Attention seekers, spritualising chilichose, shame! Politicising chilichose shame, i wish if #Dr-lazarous-chakwela and his party would read this comment of the year;(;(;(. Shame

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