Harare City Council has shut down its water treatment plant, Morton Jaffray waterworks, due to incapacitation.
The move was announced by Acting Mayor, Councillor Enock Mupamawonde, on Monday morning.
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On Sunday, Harare City Council announced that closure of Morton Jaffray was imminent as Council had run out of water treatment chemicals. The statement read:
Harare City Council has run out of key water treatment chemicals and is at the moment stretching the little available amounts to treat limited supplies of water.
If no urgent bailout is given between today and Tuesday, management will be forced to shut down Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Plant.
Council is buying foreign currency on the runaway interbank exchange market against a stagnant and inflexible budget.