The Bulawayo City Council last week announced that it would be conducting major rehabilitation works at its water treatment plants resulting in 96-hour water for residents starting last Tuesday.
In a notice to residents, Town Clerk, Mr Christopher Dube revealed that due to unforeseen circumstances, the water cuts will be extended by another 24 hours. Said, Dube:
The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that the on-going major rehabilitation works at Criterion Water Treatment Plant funded under the Bulawayo Water and Sewerage Services Improvement Project (BWSSIP) being supported by the African Development Bank are still on-going.
The works which involve the replacement of valves, pumps and all associated civil works could not be completed as per the advertised 96-hour shutdown.
The contractor experienced some set-backs due to some unforeseen challenges on site. This will result in water supplies interruption previously scheduled to end on Saturday 6 July 2019 at 07:30 hours being extended to Sunday, 7 July at 18:00 hours.
The council further advised residents to collect enough water while it rebuilds the reservoir levels and to source for portable water from boreholes.