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DESPITE the installation of a new sewer system in Masala Township in Ndola, the area has continued experiencing sewer blockages.

A check by the Daily Nation found a number of houses with blocked sewer lines with faecal matter flowing out of the network.

Some residents lamented that the blocked sewer lines were putting them at risk of contracting diseases such as cholera.

Lameck Phiri said the sewer water was flowing in the yards, putting the residents at great risk of contracting diseases.

Mr Phiri appealed to Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company (KWSCO officials to work with their counterparts at Ndola City Council to unblock the sewer and drainage systems.

Another resident, Joyce Ngoma, explained that despite the installation of the new network, the sewer system was still a menace.

Other residents also complained that their yards had been flooding due to the bad state of drainages.

They stated that the situation was causing rainy water to flood their houses, a situation they described as horrific.

But Masala ward councillor Andronicus Ngulube said she was aware of the sewer challenges and was working to unblock the system.

She said she had engaged KWSC to unblock the sewer system.

Ms Ngulube said the sewer network was being clogged by solids as a result of heavy rainfall.

The councillor said she had employed over 100 casual workers to unblock all the drainages so that the flooding would be averted.

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