Due to the 2018/2019 poor rain season- let’s call it drought- the city of Gweru has only about 7 months of water supply left. Gweru city’s council spokesperson Manford Gambiza revealed that in an interview with the Southern Eye publications.
This can only last us for seven months. We urge residents to, accordingly, use water sparingly and also to speedily report burst pipes. We can benefit fully from the remaining water that we have by preserving it as much as possible.
He also said that Gwenhoro Dam, the city’s current main source of water also required pump upgrades. To alleviate these water shortages the city could switch to Amaphongokwe Dam which had enough water to last the city for about 19 months. The catch? Switching would require $2 million.