Bulawayo City Council has started to construct water kiosks in the city’s high-density suburbs to augment water shortages ravaging the country’s second-largest city, Sunday News reports. This comes after the city reportedly received equipment for 10 out of the 25 identified kiosks.
The development was confirmed by the city’s public relations officer, Mrs Nesisa Mpofu who said;
The City of Bulawayo has received donated materials for the water kiosks from Danish Church Aid (six) and Vitens Evides International (four). Currently all 10 sites have been pegged and fabrication of tank stands is now six out of 10 kiosks. One of the kiosks has already been installed. The city is working hard to finalise these as soon as possible and our teams are working even during weekends
In addressing the persistent water shortages Mrs Mpofu said:
A total of 15 more boreholes rehabilitated at Rochester (Nyamandlovu) are now giving an additional average six mega litres a day which should assist in stabilising demand to the Magwegwe Reservoir. Umzingwane, Upper Ncema and Lower Ncema supply dams remain decommissioned.
The water kiosks will see the city erecting 15 000 litre tanks which will be refilled by bowsers. The exercise will feed high lying areas and residents won’t pay a cent to access it.
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