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Masvingo Pumps Muddied Water Into Homes

Masvingo Pumps Muddied Water Into Homes

Masvingo residents were this week left enraged after Masvingo City Council pumped muddied water into their homes.

The city has experienced water challenges over the years which culminated in the sacking of town engineer Tawanda Gozo last year for incompetence.

Masvingo United Residents and Ratepayers Alliance (MURRA) Information Officer, Godfrey Mtimba said the city fathers have failed to repair burst water pipes for three weeks. He said:

We are appalled by the slow response by council despite pleas by residents for about three weeks.

The dirty water is a threat to our health, we fear an outbreak of water-borne diseases could erupt, so we urge council to speed up the process of repairing the water pipes.

Mayor Collen Maboke said the brownish water emanated from maintenance works being done by the local authority. Said Maboke:

Our personnel have been cleaning the storage tanks and pipes so as a result of that the water came out with a brownish colour. We are working flat out to rectify the situation.

This is not the first time that Masvingo residents have received muddied water from the local authority.

In January 2021, Council admitted that it had been pumping muddy water into homes and businesses, saying the problem was caused by maintenance work that was carried out on a major pipeline.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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13 Comments

Kanda 1 month ago

those who have Jojo tanks I offer flashing and cleaning services


Kanda 1 month ago

I'm a council worker when flashing the tanks there will be mud in the tanks these are not Jojo tanks mind you which you fill with clean water this mud build up as pumping is done at high pressure it comes with small particles of soil and dust it build up to mud which is cleaned in the tanks let's be civilized like people who went to school


Isaac 1 month ago

Thanks for the comment 🙏

well 1 month ago

in macheke we have gone a full year without water


Isaac 1 month ago

The thing is when that happens in Masvingo, it affects the whole town. It has been three days without water now here in Masvingo. They fixed this, this morning and a pipe burst. But all in all, I think all is back to normal. 4am - 2pm, that's the schedule here.

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R.G Mugabe 1 month ago

Vakasuka kana kugadzira pipes igaroziva kuti inotombouya yakasviba asi inozochena hayo. Mukaisa mukomana zvinopera zvese izvi, mozviwanira mvura yakachena daily. Mukuru wezvigure haana basa nemi hake 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


unconcerned citizen 1 month ago

mvura haina n'anga. half a loaf is better than nothing


Jinx 1 month ago

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Tafadzwa 1 month ago

ma1

Isaac 1 month ago

Hi! Jinx. Try commenting while logged in, for the meantime. Commenting while not logged in has been resulting in a 500 Error recently.
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Jinx 1 month ago

It's working now, thumbs up.

Jinx 1 month ago

That's because you are fake

trasher 1 month ago

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