Byo dams get 2,24% inflows despite heavy rains 

Source: Byo dams get 2,24% inflows despite heavy rains – NewsDay Zimbabwe


BULAWAYO’s water supply dams in the Umzingwane Catchment area recorded only 2,24% inflows as of January 18, despite the country experiencing heavy rains this month.

In a notice to residents this week, Bulawayo town clerk Christopher Dube said the city had not had adequate inflows.

“The global increase to date due to the recent rains is 2,24% of overall dam capacity,” Dube said.

Insiza Mayfair received, 0,754%, with a cumulative actual of 1 308 554 880 cubic metres, Inyankuni 3,367% with cumulative actual of 2 72 056 00 and Lower Ncema 1,898% with cumulative actual of 1 440 370 00 cubic metres of water.

Umzingwane received 0,270% with cumulative actual of 120 709 96 cubic metres, Upper Ncema 0,213% with cumulative actual of 96 918 00 cubic metres, and Mtshabezi got 6,928% with cumulative actual of 3 602 490 00 cubic metres of water — all totalling 9 289 098 84 cubic metres.

This shows an improvement from January 16 when the cumulative inflows stood at 389 744 23 cubic metres of water.

In 2020, Bulawayo experienced a serious water crisis resulting in some households, especially those in high-lying areas, going for over six months without water.

The council resorted to water-shedding with suburbs getting supplies three days per week.

As the water shortage persisted, a diarrhoea outbreak hit Luveve high-density suburb, killing at least 13 people with over 1 000 people hospitalised.


  • comment-avatar
    buy cialis 10mg 4 months ago

    You are so cool! I do not think I’ve truly read something like this before.
    So nice to find somebody with original thoughts on this subject
    matter. Really.. many thanks for starting this up.
    This web site is something that’s needed on the internet, someone with some originality!