The Harare City council says residents should all be able to receive tap water in the next three days following water cuts that started Friday and ended Sunday linked to the refurbishment of the Morton Jeffrey Waterworks.
City health department director, Dr. Prosper Chonzi told VOA Studio 7 residents should boil the initial water coming out of the taps as it is likely to be smelly and discoloured until the water pipes are flushed out.
"We hope to have restored water in all surburbs within three days but water started trickling in within the high density surburbs of Budiriro and Glenview where we have had a few cases of diarrheal diseases recently,'' said Chonzi.
Zimbabwe received US$144 million from the Chinese government to resuscitate the Morton Jeffrey Waterworks and water pipes that have been largely blamed for the shortage of the precious liquid in the country's capital city.
"We urge all residents to be patient as we refurbish the water pumps and waterworks so that there is better access to water for all residents," said Dr. Chonzi.