Bulawayo City Council plans to use treated sewerage water for industrial use as this will increase the city’s portable water.
This was revealed by the city’s engineer Simela Dube on Friday during a tour of projects funded by the African Development Bank (AFDB).
The four projects will cost US$37 million and will cover Criterion Works, sewerage treatment works at the Southern Areas Sewerage Treatment works (SAST) and water mains upgrading. Said, Dube:
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Two of these projects look at SAST and critical spots in the sewerage networks. The idea behind SAST and dealing with hotspots is for the sewer to reach the treatment works and once it is at the treatment works, the sewer can be treated to a quality that can be discharged to the river system, which is why there is the combination of the sewerage hotspots and outfall sewers.
… As a city, we have said the initial phase of reuse is that we treat the water through our Khami treatment works for industrial use.
The Zimbabwe Power Company has already pledged to work with the city on upgrading the water treatment works and the pipeline from Khami to the power station.