Over ten houses built near sewer ponds in Chipata.

Over ten houses have illegally been built on land where Eastern Water and Sewerage Company sewer ponds are situated.

A check by Breeze News yesterday found already built structures with some houses being constructed close to the sewer ponds.

And Eastern Water and Sewerage Company Public Relations Officer, Henry Kashoki confirmed to Breeze News that the land where the sewer ponds are situated has been encroached.

Mr. Kashoki says some people are illegally giving out plots in the area, which is unhealthy because sewer ponds are supposed to be 500 meters away from people’s houses as per law to avoid outbreak of diseases.

He however, says the company has engaged the Survey Department to conduct a survey on the area and establish how much land has been encroached.

He says the houses are likely to be demolished by the relevant department.

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