Articles tagged 'water'

Major hospitals in water crisis 25 September 2018 HARARE - Harare's major referral hospitals are facing serious water shortages amid a cholera outbreak which has killed more than 31 people in the capital. The Daily News can report that Harare Central Hospital spent the weekend without water, while Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals had to resort...
Resident sues Byo City for failing to supply water 11 August 2018   BULAWAYO - A resident has sued the city of Bulawayo in the High Court over its failure to provide potable water for Pelandaba West residents. Nylon Gatsheni, 50, argued failure to provide water will cause an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health, according to the lawsuit ...
Harare water woes mount 24 July 2018 HARARE - Harare’s perennial water shortages have seen certain parts of the city and the Avenues area going without water for two months. The city has been hard hit by a lack of water which prompted council and aid agencies to drill boreholes in strategic areas for use by the residents. Resi...
Zinwa sues perm sec, MP over water bills 26 June 2018 HARARE - The permanent secretary in the Office of President and Cabinet, Boniface Chidyausiku and Zanu PF Member of Parliament for Bindura North Kenneth Musanhi have been dragged to the High Court for failing to pay their water bills to the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa). Zinwa has ...
'Water mining to improve quality' 18 June 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) is looking into water mining as a way to improve the quality of water pumped to ratepayers. The city’s acting director of water Mabhena Moyo told the Daily News that the method will help reduce the amount of chemicals used in the purification process. Curr...
Harare seals €4,5m water deal 17 April 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has clinched a €4,5m ($5,56m) water infrastructure development deal with a Netherlands State-owned water company, Rijkswaterstaat, aimed at improving the city's creaky water supply network. Acting town clerk, Hosiah Chisango, confirmed the deal yesterday sayi...
Harare cuts off water supplies to residents 2 April 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has started shutting off water service to “nonpaying” residents by removing water meters. Residents in high density suburbs such as Highfield, Glen Norah, Glen View and Budiriro want council restrained from the shutoffs, which they contend are denying them th...
Council readies 50k prepaid water meters 1 April 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) plans to install 50 000 prepaid water meters in areas that receive uninterrupted water supply. In an interview with the Daily News yesterday, HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme said all modalities for the installation had been finalised. [GoogleAd] “All t...
Prepaid electricity meters for Mbare flats 29 March 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) will soon install prepaid electricity meters at all its 58 Mbare flats. HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme said council has been paying high electricity bills for the flats, which have 7 334 units. This comes as the city had on countless occasions engaged re...
Water treatment plant closure must be brief 3 February 2018 HARARE – The reported temporary complete shutdown of Morton Jaffray Water Works — Harare and its neighbouring towns' source of water — does not auger well for residents given the cholera and typhoid cases that have claimed a number of lives in recent days. Harare also supplies water to Chitung...
Harare admits its water is not safe 30 December 2017 HARARE - In a embarrassing admission of guilt, the Harare City Council (HCC) says it is failing to provide safe water to millions of the city’s residents — warning that they must exercise extreme caution when consuming it — in yet another sign exposing how things have crumbled at the country’s bi...
HCC seeks cheaper water chemicals 29 December 2017 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is exploring the use of other water treatment chemicals as it seeks to improve the quality of water while reducing the monthly astronomical costs incurred during purification. HCC is stumping out more money in the purchase of water treatment chemicals. ...
Kariba water pipeline for Harare 14 November 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) is considering installing a pipeline from Kariba to supply water to Harare, rather than construct a dam, deputy mayor, Enock Mupamawonde, has advised. He argued that it is “actually way cheaper” to install the pipeline than construct a dam. Mupamawonde sai...
Council to abolish estimate water billing 16 October 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC ) is on a drive to abolish estimate billing by replacing malfunctioning water meters with conventional meters. This comes as residents have long complained about being overcharged through estimate billing, a concern which has been partly addressed by the intro...
Farmers cry foul over water theft 6 October 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) is struggling to contain rampant illegal water abstraction along rivers and irrigation canals in the Lowveld, resulting in the parastatal losing substantial revenue. According to the Water Act (2002), all individuals, organisations and com...
Council cuts water supply over bills 28 September 2017 HARARE - Water supplies have been cut off at several compounds in Zimbabwe's capital, as municipal officials tried to force defaulting ratepayers to pay outstanding debt to Harare City Council (HCC). Residents in Mbare, Mufakose, Highfield and Budiriro have been the latest victims of disconnec...
Govt goes after borehole owners 3 September 2017 HARARE - Government is going after borehole and water wells owners who are defaulting on payments of levies for ground water extraction. According to the Water Act, all ground water is owned by government, and whoever extracts it is liable to pay borehole levies and fees. This comes as many...
Brothels ravage Bulawayo 30 August 2017   BULAWAYO - Brothels are multiplying in Zimbabwe's second largest city, with concerned city fathers mulling a campaign to clampdown on the menace. A survey by the Southern News found that numerous town houses in downtown Bulawayo have been converted into brothels or “lodges”, as owners see...
Govt mulls water tariff reduction for Old Mutual's power plant 29 August 2017 HARARE - Government is mulling a reduction in water tariffs to encourage power generation at a $5,7 million mini-hydro power plant bankrolled by financial services group, Old Mutual Zimbabwe in Chipinge District, southeast of Zimbabwe. Energy minister Samuel Undenge said he was in talks with h...
Govt funds another dam in Masvingo 25 August 2017 HARARE - Government is funding the long-delayed Runde-Tende mega dam project in Masvingo, with work beginning soon, Agriculture deputy minister Davis Marapira has said. He told a Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) and Zimbabwe Agricultural Society breakfast meeting on Tuesday that th...
Lake Chivero chokes with siltation 24 August 2017 HARARE - Harare's biggest water source, Lake Chivero, has been hit by siltation which experts yesterday said was a result of interference with wetlands mainly for agricultural and construction purposes. The interference with the wetlands has seen the Harare City Council (HCC) losing an estimat...
Manpower shortages hit Harare 23 August 2017 HARARE - A manpower shortage has scuttled the Harare City Council's decentralisation exercise. Human resources committee chairperson Wellington Chikombo said the failure to recruit more employees was stalling the process. “There is a need to recruit externally to fill vacant positions in co...
Demand right to water: Lawyers 14 August 2017 HARARE - Residents must push for the realisation of their right to water, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said. This comes as residents frequently go for days without the precious commodity in most cities and towns countrywide. Speaking at a water summit organised by Act Al...
Zanu PF chefs bully Zinwa 5 August 2017 HARARE - The struggling Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has been directed to supply uninterrupted water to Zanu PF bigwigs and top government officials who are participating in the command winter wheat programme even though some of them have outstanding bills, the Daily News can report....
37 years no toilets, clean water 31 July 2017 SIAKOBVU - Fairly abundant vegetation in Siakobvu area in Kariba — about 500km north-west of Harare deep in Mashonaland West province — does not only serve as wind break or source of cheap fuel in this part of the country but also as ‘‘ablution facilities’’ to villagers. This has seen the area...