Monday, 16 September 2019  
BWB wishes to inform the general public that the contract for the Procurement of Data Recovery Site Implementation has been awarded to ACE Holdings. Details under Tenders



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Blantyre Water Board is a parastatal organization established and reconstituted under the Malawi Water Works Act No. 17 of 1995 to supply potable water for commercial, industrial, institutional and domestic use in the supply area of Blantyre City and surrounding areas. Its mission is to provide reliable and affordable water supply services to customers whilst effectively contributing to the development of the national economy and sustenance of the environment.

BWB extracts its water from Shire River (an outlet of Lake Malawi) at Walker’s Ferry about 40 kilometres away and 800m below Blantyre City.  As BWB’s main treatment plant, it provides water to about 85% of Blantyre City’s population of 1.4 million for domestic, institutional, commercial and industrial purposes from a daily production of 78,000,000 litres.  BWB also has Mudi Treatment Works which produces about 8,000,000 litres daily. Blantyre Water Board supplies water to Blantyre City and other surrounding areas that include Bvumbwe, Chileka, Lunzu, Chiradzulu, Limbe and Mapanga.

BWB has four broad categories of customers namely; domestic, industrial, institutional and commercial customers. Currently BWB has about 40,000 customers. BWB registers an average of 87 connections every month. Currently, there are four physical pay-points currently in use and these are; Chichiri Shopping Mall opposite PUMA Filling Station, Limbe Zone Offices in Limbe (within CEAR Offices), Soche Zone office along Kwacha Road,Peoples Supermarket in Blantyre and Kameza Roundabout . Customers can also pay their bills through National Bank of Malawi,First Merchant Bank,NBS Bank, Ecobank and Standard Bank.


  • Invitation for bids — Supply and Delivery of 5000No STS Pre-Paid Water Meters - 09 September 2019

  • Invitation for bids —provision of management services for district metered areas   |   Integrated HR and Payroll Systems - 05 September 2019

  • Water Interruption on 6th September due to maintenance works by ESCOM - 05 September 2019

  • July Bills are Out - 03 September 2019

  • Notification of intention to award contract - 02 September 2019

  • Launch of WOP Project - 09 August 2019

  • procurement of various goods , works and services for the perios 2019 - 2020 using National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procurement method - 09 August 2019

  • Promotion: Reduction of New Water Connection fee - 31 July 2019

  • Tender Results for Various Procuerement Activities: July 2019 - 31 July 2019

  • Procurement of various goods and services for the period July 2019 - June 2020 on framework agreement using National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procurement method - 05 July 2019

  • Prepaid Water Unit Purchase at Northgate Customer Service Center - 03 July 2019

  • Tender Results for various Procurement Activities - 2019 to 2020 FY - 14 June 2019

  • Tender Results for Bulk Water Meters and Related Accessories - 16 May 2019

  • Tender Results for Various Tenders for July 2019 - June 2020 Financial Year - 08 May 2019


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