Water supplies normalise
Senior Reporter Harare City Council has started pumping normal supplies of water after repairing two power transformers which had broken down two weeks ago, Town Clerk Dr Tendai Mahachi has said. Local Government, Rural and Urban Development on the state of water supplies in Harare, Dr Mahachi said the two transformers were restored on Tuesday.He said this resulted in Morton Jaffray being able to run six pumps supplying 500 mega litres of water a day up from the previous 250 mega litres a day. We are actually running six big pumps as we speak, which is more than 500 mega litres of water per day and we think we will maintain the situation,” he said.Dr Mahachi said the impact of increased pumping capacity will result in lesser supply interruptions in most high density suburbs and sporadic supplies in low density areas.
He said water supplies to the low density suburbs has also improved with areas such as Greendale receiving water four days a week and Mount Pleasant thrice a week.Mount Pleasant, Philadelphia and Glen Lorne are receiving water thrice, twice and one a week respectively. However Borrowdale, Ballantyne Park, Highlands and Mount Pleasant Heights are not getting water supplies at all.“Previously, we were focusing in high density areas, but now we think we can also supply the northern suburbs with water having done a lot of work on the ground to make sure that happens,” Dr Mahachi said.A survey on some of the suburbs proves that council is to some extent sticking to its new schedule.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Herald