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Blantyre Water Board to shut Walker’s Ferry Chileka Pumping stations

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Blantyre Water Board has said it will shut down its Walker’s Ferry and Chileka Pumping stations next week.

According to a statement from the board, the two stations are among some of the most important pumping stations in the country.

The development will see residents in some parts of the city experiencing low pressure or no water at all.

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“Blantyre Water Board would like to inform all its valued customers that it will shut down Walker’s Ferry and Chileka Pumping stations on Monday, 26th September 2016 from 7 am to 2pm. This is to necessitate the maintenance of valve chambers along the twin pipeline from Nkula,” reads the notice.

The notice goes on to say that the board expects all areas to have normal water supply within 48 hours (2 days) after all the works have been completed.

The development comes at a time Malawians are experiencing one of the worst electrical power cuts due to low water levels in Lake Malawi.

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Officials say the waters in the Lake have hit a record low.

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