5 000km Of Harare’s Water Pipes Obsolete, Causing Loss of 60% Of Water

Minister of Local Government July Moyo told the Senate that Harare was losing 60 percent of its treated water due to obsolete pipes estimated to be 5 000 km long. Answering a question on Harare’s never-ending water problems, Moyo said,

The problem with the reticulation system in Harare is that 5 000km of water pipes are as good as dead.
They lose 60% of that water which is pumped, and so there is no way that the water can reach every home.

The waterworks at Morton Jaffray has not been pumping very well. However, we got some support of $72 million, which we have put in Morton Jaffray Waterworks to upgrade it so that it can pump more water to Harare.

…we have had serious problems with water reticulation in most of our urban centres, partly because investments or planning by the local authorities has not been consistent with the expansion that has taken place in those urban areas.

More: NewsDay

 

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2 comments on “5 000km Of Harare’s Water Pipes Obsolete, Causing Loss of 60% Of Water

  1. This is why I do not like opposition that cries for sanctions to stay there was no reason why this was done other than to stop the new dispensation government from performing the people suffer and the opposition cries fowl that there is no meaningful change Zimbabweans must learn to work together the pull him down syndrome must be removed honestly

    1. What has the opposition got to do. with this its not about sanctions at all. Zanu pf has been ruling for almost four decades. Now you blame opposition you wake up and smell the coffee.

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