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Press Statement on the Extension of the …

September 28, 2018

Press statement on the Extension of Borehole Registration The Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) has extend the Borehole registration deadline from 30th September, 2018 to 31st March, 2019. Press Statement on the...

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July 16, 2018

PRESS RELEASE ON COMPLIANCE LEVELS ON GROUND WATER REGULATIONS The Acting Director General for Water Resources Management Authority responded to a press query from Media Houses on the compliance levels on...

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Ministrial Press Statement

April 18, 2018

Ministrial Press Statement The Ministry Of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection (MWDSEP) released a press statement clarifying the enactment of the statutory instruments on fees and charges, licensing of drillers...

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The Minister of Local Government and Housing, Honourable Stephen Kampyongo, has launched the 2015 Urban and Peri-Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Report.

The Honourable Minister of Local Government and Housing who officiated at the event held on 8th April 2016 at the Government Complex, urged the sector to concert efforts to finding solutions to managing water crises. In his speech to launch the 2015 Sector Report, the Minister lauded the sector for achieving the MDG on water supply and sanitation but called for more effort in improving sanitation coverage.

The annual event also marked the awards for outstanding performance by Commercial Water Utilities. Southern Water and Sewerage Company was awarded best performing CU. Other awards given were as follows:

  • Runner Up - North Western WSC
  • Most Improved CU - Lukanga WSC
  • Best in Servicing Peri-Urban Areas- Southern WSC
  • Most Improved - Lukanga WSC
  • Non Revenue Water - North Western WSC (Best) and Southern WSC (Most Improved)
  • Water Quality - Southern WSC (Best) and Lukanga WSC (Most Improved)
  • Metering Ratio - North Western WSC, Eastern WSC (Best) and Western WSC (Most Improved)
  • Water Service Coverage - Mulonga WSC (Best)
  • Sanitation Service Coverage by Network - Mulonga WSC (Best) and Nkana WSC (Most Improved)
  • Hours of Supply - Kafubu WSC (Best)
  • Staff Efficiency - Mulonga WSC (Best) and Nkana WSC (Most Improved)
  • Collection Efficiency - Southern WSC (Best) and Western WSC (Most Improved)
  • O&M Cost Coverage by Collection - Southern WSC (Best) and Western WSC (Most Improved)

WARMA at a Glance

What is WARMA?


The Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) is an autonomous body established by the Water Resources Management Act, No. 21 of 2011. WARMA exercises control over all water resources in Zambia as envisioned in the Water Resources Management Act. The Act set out provisions to regulate the use of water in Zambia by considering or issuing of water permits with the exception of international shared water bodies.

WARMA Mandate


To preserve and protect Zambia’s ground and surface water resources and regulate the abstraction, allocation, use, development and management of water resources in a sustainable manner.

Who is Elligible for Water Permits


  • Farmers


  • Hydropower producers


  • Industries


  • Mines


  • Water Utility Companies


Who is exempted


  • Domestic and non-commercial users