The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) Tuesday said it would soon disconnect defaulting clients in a bid to recover over ZW$400 million (US$3,4 million) it is owed.
In a statement issued on Tuesday ZINWA corporate communications and marketing manager Marjorie Munyonga said:
The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) is embarking on a massive water disconnection exercise targeting schools, institutions, parastatals, mines, churches and businesses whose accounts are in arrears as the authority moves to recover monies that these categories of clients owe.
Munyonga said the debts sum up to ZW$400 680 033 as of December 2021 which is approximately, US$3 339 000.
Zinwa highlighted that it will take legal action against those that are owing.
The authority argued that it was now unable to procure key water resources management inputs such as water treatment chemicals, spares, fuel, electricity, the payment of suppliers and the honouring of statutory obligations such as taxes and levies as a result of the unpaid debts.
She also urged debtors to clear their arrears to avoid the inconveniences associated with the disconnection of the water supply.