Underground water act could delay boreholes for months

The proposed law to give Zambia’s Water Authority Management Agency (WARMA) the power to regulate underground water usage, will have an adverse effect on farming communities, borehole drillers have warned. Operators interviewed in Lusaka reckoned the new law would increase the turnaround time from one day to a month. “This…

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Zambia to regulate use of underground water

The Zambian government has taken steps to regulate the use of underground water. Credible sources in the Water Authority Management Agency (WARMA) have said that these have been taken to alleviate the threat to the nation’s water security. The legislation will be implemented in the form of a Statutory Instrument…

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