Harare water crisis: Council urges residents to be patient


Harare City Council has urged residents to be patient with them since they were implementing measures to reduce the impact of water shortages.

The measures include the drilling of boreholes and the carting of water using bowsers.

Councillor Elvis Ruzani said water should be used sparingly in the interim while long term solutions are implemented.

Speaking at a residents meeting convened by Council and Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA), Councillor Ruzani said, “As a city for our short term solutions on water we will continue to drill boreholes in Hatcliffe using support from CDF fund.”

The residents called on council to quickly rehabilitate water infrastructure networks for water to be readily available.

“We do not have a borehole in our area in Harare North, we are buying under the difficult circumstances we are living in,” said another resident Patrine Chikwindi.

Council is working on various projects to address the water situation.

It has engaged Chinese companies, SynoHydro-$237 425 804 for sewer treatment plants, China Gezhouba Group Company -$351 072 913 for water distribution and China Machinery and Engineering Company $280 000 000 for installation of four water pumps.

— HMetro

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