Stakeholders have called for close monitoring in borehole drilling and constructions in Eastern Province.
This came out during the 2017 first quarter Provincial Water, Sanitation and Health Education, PWASHE meeting in Chipata.
The stakeholders contended that strict monitoring will help in ensuring that all companies involved in drilling boreholes and construction in rural areas follow the borehole design by the Department of Infrastructure Development and Housing.
The designs allows for both animals and humans to access water from the same borehole, while still maintaining high standards of hygiene.
During the same meeting, stakeholders urged the Eastern Water and Sewerage Company to consider putting a wire fence around Katete Dam.
They noted that this will prevent loss of lives especially that people are now using it as a picnic area.
And company managing director, Lyton Kanowa, explained that such plans are for the future.
He, however, explained that the company has hired a security company which is guarding the area.