In a statement released on its official Twitter account, Bulawayo City Council said it introduced a water shedding system due to low levels at the city’s water supply reservoirs and at the Umzingwane Dam.
In a statement Bulawayo Town clerk Christopher Dube urged residents to use water sparingly. Said Dube:
Members of the public are advised that the City of Bulawayo will be introducing a 36 hour water shedding schedule from Wednesday 30 January 2019 in all residential areas of the City. This has been necessitated by low levels at the city’s water supply reservoirs & at the Umzingwane Dam. In a bid to manage water supply, Shedding will initially run for 36 hours a week Citywide, & will be reviewed weekly until the situation normalizes. Bulawayo City Council would like to urge all residents to conserve and use water sparingly. The City of Bulawayo wishes to apologise to its valued consumers for the inconvenience likely to be caused.
Below is a schedule that Bulawayo City Council will be following: