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Water Taps Set to Run Dry as Harare Council Shuts Down Main Water Source

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

Harare water pipe replacement (file photo)

Harare water pipe replacement (file photo)

Harare and Norton residents are bracing for a dry weekend without the precious liquid – water - as the local authority is set to shut down the Morton Jaffray Water Plant in an effort to revive it.

City council spokesperson Michael Chideme said they want to install additional and new water valves acquired through a Chinese loan.

“The additional valves are expected to enable the council to mix water drawn from Darwendale Dam with that from Lake Chivero making it cheaper to purify the water and also allowing us to convey more water to our residents,” said Chideme.

He added that the shut down will also facilitate the removal and replacement of obsolete equipment.

Chideme further urged residents to make sure that they stock enough water for use during the two-day shut down.

He also urged them to use water sparingly.