Articles tagged 'zinwa'

Mvurwi residents engage Zinwa over disconnections 22 September 2018 HARARE - Combined Mvurwi Residents Association (Comra) has engaged the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) over water disconnections. A statement by the residents’ pressure group chairperson Emmanuel Nkambala, noted that water disconnections were not advisable in a period when the countr...
Marginal drop in dam levels 24 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's dam levels are currently at 79 percent, a drop of 0,34 percent in the last seven days, Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has said. Zinwa corporate communications manager Marjorie Munyonga said while there has been a decline in the dam levels, the water is still suff...
Zinwa resumes construction of dams 23 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has resumed the construction of weir dams ahead of the dry season. According to Zinwa, the programme which is under Command Water Harvesting is set to improve water security in rural communities. The weirs and small dams will allow for the ...
Rains shore up water levels in dams 21 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's national dam levels continue to rise consequent to the rains experienced across the country this season. According to the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa), dams such as Mazvikadei, Chivero and Siya are now more than 100 percent full with Manyuchi, Sebakwe, Mtshabez...
Zinwa seeks $70m for dam refurbishments 19 March 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) is seeking $70 million for the refurbishment of major dams which, if further delayed, could see them collapsing. This came out when Zinwa management appeared before the parliamentary thematic committee on Indigenisation and Empowerment las...
Govt invests $4,5 million on boreholes 12 December 2017 HARARE - Government has set out to drill at least 840 boreholes at a cost of $4,5 million across the country within the next three months. Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, Environment, Water and Climate minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said the programme was aimed at improving sani...
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...
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...
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....
Rautenbach's company owes Zinwa $2,5m 4 August 2017 HARARE - Business tycoon Billy Rautenbach’s Macdom and Rating company owes the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) $2,5 million in unpaid water bills. The debt is for irrigation water Zinwa supplied to Macdom and Ratings’ huge sugarcane plantations in Chisumbanje and Middle Sabi areas. ...
Consult widely on prepaid water meters 21 July 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) should consult widely with residents before they roll out the controversial prepaid water meters. Residents believe the city should conduct joint meetings with all stakeholders to explain and justify prepaid water meters before they can introduce them to the ...
'15 parastatals face collapse' 27 June 2017 HARARE - The Auditor-General Midred Chiri (pictured)has warned about the ability of 15 State-owned enterprises to continue as a going concern. In her State Enterprises and Parastatals Report of 2016, the government auditor named Zesa Holdings (Zesa) and its subsidiaries; TelOne, Grain Marketin...
Harare braces for more water cuts 24 May 2017 HARARE - Harare residents must brace for more water cuts, as council moves to repair countless burst pipes across the city. This comes as water supplies are expected to resume, after most suburbs went for days without the precious commodity following the shutdown of Warren Control Pump Station...
Water crisis exposes Harare's deadly failure 24 May 2017 HARARE - For Harare residents, the burden of the ongoing water crisis can be measured in the weight of buckets. Few outside of Harare can tell you how much a 25-litre bucket of water weighs. But in Harare, they can recite it from memory. For years now, many Harare residents have been making...
Kwekwe council drags Zinwa to court 20 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Kwekwe City Council (Kwekwe) has dragged the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) to court demanding the latter be ordered to stop partial or complete disconnection of water supply over payment arrears. The local authority is arguing the disconnections are unlawful. This com...
Govt must review stance on Zinwa 11 May 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's government should make serious resolutions about the management of the capital's water resources by the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa). Water shortages have become so critical that most urban dwellers are forced to relieve themselves in the bush re...
Pre-paid water meters for councils: Zinwa 2 May 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has decided to roll-out prepaid water meters to all local authorities, as part of measures to escalate revenue collection. Water minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said Zinwa will be in charge of the exercise. This comes as most local au...
Most Zim dams overflow 2 March 2017 HARARE - Most dams across the country are overflowing following the heavy rains, posing a threat to people living downstream, the Zimbabwe National Water Authority warned. In a statement yesterday, the authority said “as of February 27, the national dam level average stood at 71,5 percent up f...
'Most Zim dams overflowing' 4 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's dam water levels have significantly risen following incessant massive rains, with most overflowing, the country’s water authority said. According to the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa), dams such as Chivero, Harava, Pollards, Mazvikadei, Bhiri-Manyame, Nyambuya, U...
Borrowdale floods saga takes new twist 1 February 2017 HARARE - The Borrowdale flooding case has taken a new twist, with the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) saying the privately-owned dam that led to the disaster after it spilled was illegally constructed. This comes as the Environmental Management Authority (Ema) has also said that the ...
'Zim's water budget too low' 19 January 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwean government has come under fire after allocating a paltry $16,4 million for water and sanitation programmes over the next financial year, a sum which environmental experts said is woefully inadequate given the size of the country and the health challenges it faces. Finan...
Zimbabwe put on flood alert 10 December 2016 HARARE - Meteorological Services Department (Met Dept) has put the Civil Protection Unit, local authorities, the police, and other aid agencies on high alert as heavy rains are set to pound the country this week. According to the Met Dept, from today until Tuesday, the country will experience ...
Heavy rains fail to boost dams 7 December 2016 HARARE - Dams have received only a “tiny fraction” of run-off despite recent heavy rains, according to the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa). With the rainy season already underway, figures provided by the State-owned water utility show there has been very little flow into the country’...
Zinwa water expensive: Parly 19 September 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) makes it very difficult for local authorities to provide effective services due to their steep raw water prices, chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Local Government Irene Zindi said. Speaking at a Combined Harare Resid...
'Local authorities polluting water sources' 24 June 2016 HARARE - Local authorities are polluting water bodies by dumping raw sewage into rivers that are supposed to provide drinking water in towns and cities, Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) chief engineer Waddilove Mandiziba said. Zinwa chief engineer Waddilove Mandiziba told the Daily Ne...