Blantyre Water Board is implementing a 4-year project which will run up to 2013 and is funded by the European Union and European Investment Bank to the tune of 16 million Euros. Blantyre Water Board will upgrade its major pumping stations at Chileka and Walkers and rehabilitate the twin pipeline that runs from Walkers Ferry to Chileka.
The successful completion of this project will result in improving water availability in Low Income Areas through construction of (363) community water kiosks, reduction of water losses to less than 25% (currently water losses are at about 48%) and increase in production capacity by 20%.
By 2013, production at Walkers Ferry will increase from the current 78, 000m3 to 96,000m3 and with the increased capacity of Mudi it is expected that the total production capacity will increase to 105, 000m3 by 2013. There are several tasks under this project.