Residents should expect more boreholes in their areas as council and Government begin working on a long-term potable water solution, Town Clerk, Eng. Hosiah Chisango has said.
Council has been lobbying that the water situation in the city be declared a national disaster because of the low rainfall that characterised last summer, the quality of raw water at Lake Chivero and the need for new water sources to supply the ever-growing population.
Council recently set up a four-member committee to engage government about the situation.
The City also supplies water to satellite towns such as Norton, Ruwa, Epworth and Chitungwiza.
Speaking at the ongoing Zimbabwe Agricultural Show, Eng Chisango, said there has been a buy in from Central Government about the water situation in the city and Government has tasked the District Development Fund (DDF) to assist in the drilling of boreholes while the two parties work on a lasting solution.
“Residents in areas such as Budiriro, Mabvuku, Tafara, Glen View and Mbare should expect DDF in their areas in the next one or two weeks.
“There has been a buy in from Government, that is why they have instructed DDF to come in and assist. We will also be checking on the quality of water that comes from these boreholes.
“This is just a short term measure while we deal with the long term plans that include the construction of new water sources,” he said.
He implored residents to take care of the boreholes.