Harare to increase water supply 

Harare to increase water supply 

Source: Harare to increase water supply – DailyNews Live

Helen Kadirire      26 September 2018

HARARE – Harare City Council (HCC) will increase its water supply by 75
megalitres (Ml) by this week as part of its drive to curb the spread of

HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme told the Daily News that in the next
fortnight Harare residents will see a marked improvement in their water

Currently, HCC which supplies water to Ruwa, Norton, Chitungwiza, Epworth
and Goromonzi is pumping 520Ml per day against a demand of 800 megalitres.

“The increase in water supply is part of the on-going refurbishment of
Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Works, that is not targeting any specific
suburbs but the whole of Harare,” Chideme said.

Harare mayor Herbert Gomba said the city has also managed to bring in
private companies to assist in the pipe replacement exercise.

Gomba said he met chief executive officers of Econet Zimbabwe and Liquid
Telecommunications who pledged to fix the underground pipes in
cholera-affected areas.

“We met with Douglas Mboweni and Wellington Makamure together with the
environmental management committee chairperson Kudzai Kadzombe and through
Liquid Telecommunications led by Makamure, they have offered to do the pipe
replacement of both sewer and water in Budiriro and Glen View,” Gomba

He added that Mboweni also offered to complement council’s refuse
collection efforts by removing dumpsites in Mufakose, Glen View, Budiriro,
Glen Norah and the city centre while also adopting First Street.

HCC’s increase of water supply comes as many suburbs have gone without the
liquid for more than three days, raising fears that the cholera outbreak
may not be contained.

According to a notice by the HCC last week their transformer at Warren
Control pump station experienced technical problems resulting in limited
supply of water to some areas.

Those that were affected were suburbs in the southern and central parts of
the city which is closest to the epicentre of the cholera outbreak.

“The transformer at Warren Control has developed a technical fault. The
fault has affected water delivery to the Central Business District,
Mabelreign, Belvedere, Mbare, Eastlea, Sunningdale and Waterfalls. All
western suburbs continue to receive water,” HCC said.