The branch manager of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) in Kenema city has intimated the press that human activities around their catchments at Kambui hill over looking the Kenema city is hampering the supply of water to inhabitant in Kenema city and it environs.
Speaking to press Lansana Sawie stated that the normal percentage of water supply to consumers into the city has dropped from 40% to 20% in the month of March.
The branch manager recommended for the limitation of the offensive human activities like burning of coal and logging around the Kambui hill in Kenema as the immediate solutions to the problems.
Mr. Sawie expressed frustration over unsuccessful attempts to solicit support from stakeholders in Kenema district for prompt action to salvage the situation but said results are not forthcoming.
The Public Relations Officer SALWACO branch Kenema Agatha Swarray appealed to the public for understanding adding that they are using all available resources to ensure free supply of clean and clear water into the city of Kenema.
Agather Swaray encourages their customers to adapt the culture of storing water to avoid shortage when their drums run dry.
She further explained that the company is facing serious financial constraints at the moment and urged consumers to pay their water bills regularly to enhance their operations in the district.
The PRO said rationing of water in Kenema city will continue till early part of May this year.
She disclosed that plans are now underway to secure funds to augment the percentage spent on water to the public.
She appealed to all consumers to use water judiciously.