His Excellency, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika will on Wednesday, March 22 commission the Mangochi Water Project before proceeding to preside over the World Water Day commemoration at Nkopola Lodge.
The Day, which falls on the 22nd March each year, will be commemorated under the theme: “Wastewater Reuse for Sustainable Development.”
The New Mangochi Water Supply Treatment Works was constructed to respond to the increasing water demand in Mangochi and the surrounding areas due to urbanization.
“The opportunities from exploiting wastewater as a resource are enormous. Safely managed wastewater is in an affordable and sustainable source of water, energy, nutrients and other recoverable materials,” reads part of the press release.
Southern Region Water Board continues to feel the pressure of urbanization in the town of Mangochi when it comes to supplying water.
The cost of wastewater management is greatly outweighed by the benefits to human health, economic development and environmental sustainability.