NamWater has started to repair the two pumping lines that convey water from the Calueque Dam into the canal which feeds northern Namibia. The two pumping lines at the Calueque Dam started leaking in December 2017, just before the festive holidays. Work on the first line started on 16 December 2017. This was to take a duration of two weeks. The 300km pipeline and canal extend across Angola’s border into Namibia. The canal is responsible for supplying towns as far away as Oshakati. In a statement released last week, NamWater said a lot of water was wasted through the leakages. This, they said interrupted the flow of the entire pumping scheme, putting the security of water supply at risk.