Bulawayo residents are set for an extended period of time without water after the Council announced that it was suspending its water rationing schedule for two weeks.
Town clerk Christopher Dube said residents will be getting water as and when it is available, unlike in the past when they were getting it once a week.
Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is facing pumping challenges at two of its major reservoirs – Magwegwe and Criterion reservoirs – due to theft of electricity supply cables.
Council is with immediate effect suspending regular and scheduled supply based on the 144 –hour shedding programme.
Dube warned residents that they would now receive brief supplies only to fill up their containers until at least Friday, the 28th of August 2020. He said:
Supplies from both Magwegwe and Criterion shall be available on and off basis, depending on the reservoirs levels to allow for the consumers to only fill up their containers.
This shall be reviewed regularly until Friday 28th August 2020, a date which we envisage the system to have recovered for supply to be regularised to allow for a reversion back to the 144-hour weekly shedding programme.