Maseru – The Water and Sewerage Company WASCO has through its Chief Executive Officer Mr. Lehlohonolo Manamolela refuted allegations on social media claiming the Company has outstanding electricity bills hence recent water supply shortages in some parts of the country.
According to Mr. Manamolela, on Tuesday there was a temporary outage at the Teyateyaneng pump station and the pump station situated at Naledi in Maseru, which temporarily affected operations such as pumping, saying however that water supply was not affected by the power outage as there was enough water stored in the reservoirs.
He pointed out that some incidents of water supply shortage on the same day and previous days in areas such as Ts’enola, Ha Abia and Qoaling were due to maintenance works that involved tightening bolts and nuts on air valves at various points along the Metolong pipeline and the Mpilo reservoir.
Mr. Manamolela added that the water supply shortage at Naledi, Motimposo, Thabong, Upper Thamae and Mohalalitoe was caused by a major pipe burst near the main traffic circle in Maseru, and emphasised that WASCO services have been running smoothly except in cases where repairs were taking place, saying all major maintenance works have been completed and water supply restored in most of the affected areas.
He assured Basotho that the Company is committed to always inform the nation of any emergencies and planned maintenance works that may affect their services through various channels of communication, and clarified that they have good working relations with the Lesotho Electricity Company and continue to forge strategies to improve those relations for the benefit of the customers. Lena