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Harare City Says "Incessant Power Cuts Have Affected Scheduled Water Rationing Scheme"

Harare City Says

Harare City Council (HCC) has said incessant power cuts have affected the scheduled water rationing scheme.

The local government authority announced at the end of November that it would start rationing water citing challenges in water production.

In a statement seen by Pindula News, the local government authority said efforts were being made to establish a sustainable solution. Read the statement:

Water Status Update

The Environment Management Committee has resolved that Council rations water in the wake of suppressed water production.

Our local aluminum sulphate supplier is facing production challenges while the delivery of the imported granular substitute has also been inconsistent thereby affecting portable water production and subsequent equitable distribution to residents of Harare.

On Sunday Council received four loads of imported granular, aluminum sulphate with a further 16 loads still enroute from Beira to Harare.

Production at Morton Jaffray Water Works currently stands at 136 megalitres out of an available capacity of 450ML and Prince Edward 78.

All efforts are being made to work out sustainable solution to the problems.

Residents are therefore encouraged to use availed supplies conservatively all the time they receive water.

All inconveniences caused are sincerely regretted.

In the latest update gleaned by Pindula News, the city fathers said the schedule had been disrupted by power cuts. Read the statement:

The City of Harare wishes to advise all the residents and other stakeholders that the incessant power cuts have affected the scheduled water rationing scheme. Some parts of the city which receive water through a series of pumping will be greatly affected. Any inconveniences caused are sincerely regretted.

Zimbabwe imports a total of 250MW from neighbouring countries and that is not enough to cover the deficit.

According to a power update by the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) on 5 December 2022, all power generators were contributing a combined total of 501 MW against a peak demand of 2 200 MW.

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13 Comments

Tembo 1 month ago

Imi tibvireyi kumhepo apa nxaaa atanga kuenda nhsi ere magetsi iwe musoro bhangu , hw many yrs magetsi aripi asi tichishaya mvura, uri kti urikuudza pwere ere zvombonzi hee mushonga apa wavakti magetsi, kuba chete ndozvakangwarirwa nxaaa nokuti mudzimba dzenyu hamunwi kana kushandisa inobva kuna Chivero dam pwetere pwetere kutaura zvisina basa seurikutaura nepwere nhai.


Vesto 1 month ago

You see Mr Tembo, you hav know come to accept the abnormal as normal. The fact that power shortages have become part and parcel of our daily existence does not absolve service providers of their duty. City of Harare is within its rights to point out the source of its woes.

Central government, to wit, ZANU government of the past 44 years has failed us.

Let us not beat about the bush.
Failures have no room in society

Someone somewhere 1 month ago

Toti hapana magetsi then mvura ,whats next , fuel or food shortages?.Maone


Tembo 1 month ago

Yes my dear bhuti, ini ndoshamisika nezvinoitika muno we have 43 minerals if not mistake bt hupfumi hwacho huri kuendepi pakanyika kadoko kakaita seZimbbwe, look Botswana vane Diamond bt vanokwanisa kuri manager vachirarama ne1 mineral what abt isu tichiti takafunda tirikurasika papi nhai umm😭😭 ndachema zvangu

Totito 1 month ago

Iwe @Tembo hauzivi here kuti mari yema minerals emuZimbabwe irikudyiwa ne Manyengavana & his cronies. They have just awarded themselves US14 million bonus.

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

From chemicals to electricity ccc lead council's are incompetent and the true spreaders of cholera and typhoid.


Dofo 1 month ago

Magetsi kudiiko Nxaa basa kurembedza matumbu muchidya ma allowances


MuPfungwe Chaiye 1 month ago

Vemvura vanoti hakuna mvura nekuti hakuna magetsi. Vemagetsi voti hakuna magetsi nekuti hakuna mvura. So which is which now 🤔🤔🤔🤔. Mamhiyepiye ega ega🔄🔄🔄🔄🔄🔄🔄🔄kurikubva chimwe ndokuri kuenda chimwe


@mupfungwe 1 month ago

yaa you can say that again kwatiri kubva ndokwatiri kuenda,,,same nema suctions ne corruption I

1 month ago

Kkkkkk We always say tht the rot emanates from central government Kana musoro ukavora how do you expect all the other parts of the body to function Zim needs a fresh beginning


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une shuwa 1 month ago

chasara muZimbabwe statutory instrument rekuti barter trade is now accepted in gvt transactions


Yellow Mellow 💛 1 month ago

💦 Harare City Council l: We don't have electricity to pump water

⚡ ZETDC: We don't have water to generate electricity


1 month ago

Zimbabwe producing 500 MW Against a demand of 2400MW
This gvt has failed us basa kutinyepera kuti kuhwange kwave nemagetsi manje the facility will not be commissioned until mabhadhara chikwereti ku SINOHYDRO



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