Water Quality Testing

John LJohn Littlejohn has just returned from Malawi. While there he was able to undertake the testing of water quality of boreholes, shallow wells and scrapes around the Ekwendeni area.

Some, which are near housing, have contamination issues and the PHC (Primary Health Care Department) of the hospital will investigate further.

Many have a ‘salty taste’ due to wells being drilled into the deep aquifer laid down many years ago.  John also examined the water in the Henga area and it has been decided that, due to surface contamination, it is unsafe to take water from a local stream and  village boreholes will be used instead