Controversy after dead body was found in BT water board pipes

The Blantyre Water Board has insisted the discovery of a decomposed body in one of its tunnels has not comprised the safety of the water.

The board has in a statement admitted having identified the body on a pipeline covering Ndirande Tank.

Meanwhile, the incident has also come to light after taps have been running dry in many part of the commercial city.

But in the statement, the board said; “we assure our valued customers that the incident did not result in any contamination. Our water is disinfected with choline and tested before being distributed to our customers,’’

Meanwhile, there is a running social media outrage for the body to ‘appropriately’ address water users on the matter.

The incident comes a year after a water contamination incident also took place in Lilongwe’s Area 18 when some residents had sewage-filled water flowing from their taps.

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