Water supply has been disconnected to the Saturday market in Chipata for almost a week now.
Chipata Municipal council Public Relations Officer, Taonga Kaonga confirmed this to Breeze News stating that supply was disconnected on Tuesday last week.
Ms Kaonga says the market owes the water utility company 700 Kwacha in unpaid bills.
And Ms Kaonga says the local authority has raised the money and that payment will be made on Tuesday.
She says the council is working on the payment plan that will not see the council in the same situation again.
The public relations officer says that water supply is supposed to be restored immediately the payment is made.