Water shortages hit Harare

HARARE - The current water shortages being experienced in Harare have been attributed to the ongoing upgrading of the Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Plant.

Leslie Gwindi, Harare City Council spokesperson, said the shortages were a result of decommissioning of some pumps.

“Some pumps were decommissioned under the ZimFund rehabilitation exercise,” Gwindi told the Daily News. “Residents were warned late last year of the impending water shortages as a result of the decommissioning.”

On average, the city council produces 470 mega litres per day against a demand of 900 mega litres to cater for a population of 2,5 million.

“The city is actively looking into the technical challenges with a view of addressing them without compromising service delivery,” Gwindi said. “We apologise for any inconveniences that residents are experiencing during this period.”

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mamncane - 27 February 2014

Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

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