By NATION REPORTER
THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) has warned illegal producers and traders of uncertified water sachets in the city.
Assistant Public Relations Manager Nyambe Bulumba, said the council had been overwhelmed and inundated with complaints from residents about the poor quality and safety of the sachet water being sold on the market by unauthorised producers.
Mr Bulumba said the rigorous investigations where instituted to identify and prosecute the sources of such water, which was being distributed without the knowledge and approval of the local authority.
He said it had been discovered that some of the contact numbers on the labels of the water sachets were fake, indicating that the sources of such water were dubious and that the companies behind them were operating illegally.
“The council has intensified inspections, to ensure that the public are sold water that meets the public health standards and is fit for human consumption.
We will also collaborate with other councils in cases where companies claim to be producing water outside LCC’s jurisdiction, to verify the origin and compliance of the firm in question regarding its services and goods, to protect people’s health. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE