Harare City Council Town Clerk Mr Hosiah Chisango confirmed the city has run out of water treatment chemicals.
He said the city has run out of liquid and granular aluminium, lime and HTH with only 25 cubic metres of aluminium sulphate in stock. The Urban Councils’ Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ) says it will approach Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo over the issue. Sources told the Herald that Harare City Council was close to striking a deal worth more than $100 million with Higherlife Foundation.
Council sources said if the deal pulls through it will enable council to buy three mobile treatment plants, pumps for Morton Jaffray Treatment Plant and the Prince Edward Plant. The Herald reports Harare City Council wants one of the mobile treatment plants to be stationed at Upper Manyame to serve areas such as Glenara, Budiriro, Mufakose, Glen View, Glen Norah, Mufakose and Highfield. The other plant will be stationed at Gletwyn Dam which will supply northern suburbs like Glen Lorne, Glenwood and Shawasha Hills. The last one will be at Mazowe Dam earmarked to supply water to Borrowdale, Hatcliffe, Mt Pleasant, Vainona, Avondale and surrounding areas.