the national water supply and sanitation council (nwasco) has observed that quality water is key to the attainment of food security.
according to a statement made available to radio phoenix nwasco communications and public relations officer rose tembo explains that the provision of quality water in adequate quantities and at affordable prices enables any country to be productive thereby attaining food security.
ms tembo says water quality has an impact on both the public health and visual value of water as a consumable product therefore provision of quality water with world health organization standards is key to food security.
she explains that compliance to water quality is one of the key indicators of water providers who are mandated by law to provide safe and clean water.
ms tembo says nwasco will continue to monitor these providers on a regular basis through routine and spot inspections to ensure that the water supplied is safe and of acceptable quality.
she says water supply and sanitation service providers are required to have an adequate water-testing programme for quality control and must ensure that a certain number of tests such as bacteriological and chlorine residual are carried out.