Eastern Water and Sewerage Company is losing over 100 thousand Kwacha in uncollected revenue every month.
Company Director, Lytone Kanowa has confirmed stating that this is according to a Data Base clean-up exercise being conducted.
Mr. Kanowa says that the exercise has revealed that more than 1 per cent of customer connections are on free water supply because people have illegal connections or are not on the company data system.
He says that Eastern Water has about 10,000 customers, meaning that over 1,000 customers do not pay for water, which they consume.
Mr. Kanowa says that the company has however, introduced an amnesty to those clients who are not paying but come out within one month.
He says that it is a serious offence for anyone to illegally receive free service from the water company.