Farmers push back against raw water tariffs

Farmers are warning that the proposed raw water tariffs will harm the agricultural sector. They told a ministry of water development consultative meeting the proposed raw water tariffs will be beyond the reach of most farmers. “Under the days of water boards, we were paying annual charges of K22 000…

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Government to introduce raw water tariff

The Zambian government announced plans to introduce raw water tariffs. It will come into effect next year. Water development permanent secretary Edward Chomba said the pricing of raw water will ensure effective management of the resource. “The water use charges are consistent with water resource management principles enshrined in the…

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