Gweru Residents Warned Against Drinking Borehole Water

Residents in some parts of Mkoba suburb in Gweru have been warned against drinking borehole water after traces of bacteria that causes diarrhoea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia and other illnesses was found in some boreholes.

This was revealed by Gweru Town Clerk Ms Elizabeth Gwatipedza during a full council meeting held at the town house yesterday. Saud Gwatipedza:

E coli traces have been found in some water from some boreholes and we will continue monitoring and testing the water for the health of our residents. Residents in Mkoba 15, 17, 18 and 20 are urged not to consume borehole water. Tap water is safe yes but there are challenges when it comes to borehole water. While we appreciate that no borehole was decommissioned at the height of the typhoid outbreak that is by no means a sign or certificate that the water is safe for human consumption.

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