Sunday, 20 April 2014  
"Supply to most areas in Blantyre will be interrupted during Easter holiday due to maintenance works by ESCOM at Nkula Power station""Bills for March 2014 are out, please settle all your bills to avoid disconnection""Is your new water connection delaying? Please contact Miss P Mateyu at Head Office"



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Blantyre Water Board is a parastatal organization established and reconstituted under the Malawi Water Works Act No. 17 of 1995 to supply potable water for commercial, industrial, institutional and domestic use in the supply area of Blantyre City and surrounding areas. Its mission is to provide reliable and affordable water supply services to customers whilst effectively contributing to the development of the national economy and sustenance of the environment.

BWB extracts its water from Shire River (an outlet of Lake Malawi) at Walker’s Ferry about 40 kilometres away and 800m below Blantyre City.  As BWB’s main treatment plant, it provides water to about 85% of Blantyre City’s population of 1.4 million for domestic, institutional, commercial and industrial purposes from a daily production of 78,000,000 litres.  BWB also has Mudi Treatment Works which produces about 8,000,000 litres daily. Blantyre Water Board supplies water to Blantyre City and other surrounding areas that include Bvumbwe, Chileka, Lunzu, Chiradzulu, Limbe and Mapanga.

BWB has four broad categories of customers namely; domestic, industrial, institutional and commercial customers. Currently BWB has about 40,000 customers. BWB registers an average of 87 connections every month. Currently, there are four physical pay-points currently in use and these are; Chichiri Shopping Mall opposite PUMA Filling Station, Limbe Zone Offices in Limbe (within CEAR Offices),Peoples Supermarket in Blantyre and Kameza Roundabout . Customers can also pay their bills through National Bank of Malawi,First Merchant Bank,NBS Bank, Ecobank and Standard Bank.


  • Media Tours Blantyre Water Board's Projects - 06 January 2014

  • Blantyre Water Board Commemorate 2013 World AIDS Day - 06 December 2013

  • Malawi Commemorates 2013 World Water Day - 25 September 2013

  • National HIV & Aids Candle Light Memorial - 20 September 2013

  • Interventions Taken to Improve Water Situation - 09 September 2013

  • Easter Preparation Dinner - 19 March 2012

  • Malawi Commemorates 2012 World Water Day - 22 March 2012

  • Water Sector Showcases The Water Distribution System - 22 March 2012

  • OIBM and WFP launch sanitation loan facility - 22 November 2011

  • BWB engages community to curb vandalism - 22 November 2011

  • Government launches Sanitation Markerting and Hygiene Promotion Campaign - 25 March 2011

  • - December


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