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24 Dec 2019 | 07:18 AM UTC

DRC: Possible water shortage in Kinshasa from December 24

DRC’s capital under threat of drinking water supply cuts if government’s bills not paid by December 24

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Event

Kinshasa's water distribution company's union has warned of drinking water supply cuts in the coming days if the government fails to pay water bills, as well as employee's salaries, by Tuesday, December 24.

Context

DRC's 12 million inhabitant capital Kinshasa is regularly affected by water supply problems and several areas of the city are not linked with water distribution pipelines.

Advice

Individuals in Kinshasa are advised to conserve water, stock up on bottled water, keep abreast of the situation via local media outlets, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. water rationing measures).