The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has warned residents against using borehole water for drinking and cooking purposes, saying the water was last tested for quality long back.
Speaking to Southern Eye yesterday, Bulawayo mayor, Martin Moyo said the local authority last conducted quality checks on borehole water a long time ago and could, therefore, not guarantee its suitability for human consumption. Moyo, instead, urged residents to stock adequate water for cooking and drinking ahead of the water rationing regime, to conserve the little remaining at supply dams,
We are encouraging residents to stock adequate water for drinking and cooking. Borehole water should be used for gardening purposes. The biggest challenge we have is that our teams have not done tests on borehole water in a while to determine whether the water is safe for consumption or not.