Fears over water table

via Fears over water table | The Zimbabwean by Farai Mabeza

Harare’s water table has sunk further as construction and property developments on wetlands take their toll, a former city councillor has said.

Warship Dumba, MDC-T Secretary for Local Government for Harare Province, said the assault on the city’s wetlands was significantly affecting Harare’s water table.

“The water table has gone from a depth of 20 metres to between 30 and 40 metres,” he told a residents meeting, urging the people to block any new projects on wetlands.

Construction projects on wetlands are contributing to increased surface water pollution. Environmentalists and scientists have said the city’s water supply is dependent on the future of the wetlands. Wetlands have been turned into residential stands, shopping malls and industrial sites. Harare now depends largely on recycled water.

 

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    The great earth mother will provide for all until she is poked in the eye! Never forget.

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    Tjingababili 7 years ago

    THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE EVIL AND ILLEGAL SANCTIONS!

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      Oh of course! Chombo had to build a shopping mall because Dis-Grace can no longer shop at Harrods in London. I had to connect the dots. Silly me. Life is so unfair when you are a former liberation party and you are quickly trying to strip the assets of your country before the citizenry wises up and realizes how greedy you really are!

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      Zambezi 7 years ago

      Yes, the sanctions have forced the Comrades to build on wetlands. The sanctions have made it impossible to build on dry / stable land… because all the dry stable land has been blocked from entering the country because of those evil imperialistic sanctions…. TIZ!!!! Once one of the most highly educated nations on earth………………….

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      mike hondo 7 years ago

      the uk has applied sanctions on the water now? they have stopped the rain from coming to zimbabwe through their illegal pirate Satanlights that hover in the stratosphere over zimbabwe beaming pirate broadcasts and stories of blackbeards exploits to bring down the zanupf government
      In Effect the Uk is now diverting huge amounts of zimbabwean sovereign water for their own use as their own summer has been to dry and their status as the mud island is now in dought, there is also some reports that the rhodesians have been helping them by spreading rumors that mugabe is now turning into a very dry prune!

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      Chivula Mapoti 7 years ago

      Only Robber Mug and his fat, ugly, ignorant ZPF/Generals think that,the ordinary citizen is not sanctioned at all.
      Only Robber Mug, Dis-Grace and their ‘cronies’, wake up stupid!

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    Tjingababili 7 years ago

    THE AFFLUENT CAN DRILL BOREHOLES WHILE THE POOR DRINK EFFLUENT!

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    The water table is indeed declining rapidly and many boreholes are drying up, especially now in the hot dry season. Harare has insufficient groundwater to fully meet its needs and surface water supplies need to be restored urgently. At the same time, groundwater must be used sparingly and conserved wherever possible. It will be too late if we wait until all our boreholes are empty.
    This impending water crisis needs action at the highest levels urgently.

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    I can remember the Borrowdale wetlands and my parents telling me that it was not allowed to build there because of the water. Today it is overbuilt. This unfortunate attitude of take today and forget tomorrow has flourished in Zimababwe and is getting worse.

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    todii zvazvo 7 years ago

    kwanzi because of sanctions and america,britain and its allies, surbotaging our water tables.
    kkkkkkk

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    …ask Chombo…