Solwezi council budgets K1.5million for boreholes

 Solwezi council budgets K1.5million for boreholes

By CLOZZEN BIKALE
Solwezi Municipal Council is set to start the drilling of deep boreholes in some wards at a cost of 1.5 million kwacha in 2022 council budget.

The project is aimed at providing access to clean and safe drinking water for the people in communities.

And Solwezi Town Clerk Bornwell Luanga says Engineer Luanga said the bolewholes will have solar panels that will provide power to pump water from underground and feed into the submissive tanks and supply to the communities.

He said that the projects will have reticulation with pipe lines that will have a number of drawing point that will give the community access to draw water from the running pipes.

He said that the local authority is mandated to service the community in the rural areas.

“The local authority is aware that the North water supply do not supply water in rural area hence the need for council to come in and provide the commodity,” he said.

He further said that the project will be the first of its kind in Solwezi.

“We are doing the borehole projects to ensure that our people stop walking long distances to draw water for their domestic works,” he said.

Eng Luanga said the boreholes will have solar panels that will provide power to pump water from underground and feed into the submissive tanks and supply to the communities.

He said that the projects will have reticulation with pipe line that will have a number of drawing point that will give the community access to draw water from the running pipes.

Eng Luanga said that the local authority is mandated to service the community in rural area.

“The local authority is aware that the North water supply does not supply water in rural area hence the need for council to come in and provide the commodity,” he said.

He further said that the project will be the first of its kind in solwezi.

“We are doing the boreholes project to ensure that our people stop walking long distances to draw water for their domestic works,” he said.