The City of Bulawayo in its effort to do away with worsening water shortages to residents due to outdated water sanitation systems has replaced 6515 water meters out of a targeted 18 000, New Zimbabwe reports.
The city also replaced 50 608 meters of water pipes during the same exercise. The development was confirmed by BCC senior public relations officer Nesisa Mpofu who said:
The work done includes the replacement of the non-functional isolation vales, new strainers, and new bulk flow meters.
These works aim to improve operations of the system and ensure the fair distribution of water by replacing non-functional fittings.
Moreover, these interventions aim to reduce non-revenue water losses within the targeted areas by replacing non-functional bulk meters that will enable accurate monitoring of supplied water into each area.
Areas that have been covered in the exercise include:
Tshabalala, Mpopoma, Pumula South, Pumula North, Gwabalanda, Magwegwe West, New Magwegwe, Old Magwegwe, Magwegwe North, New Magwegwe, Nkulumane, Emakhandeni and Lobengula West.
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