Plumtree res­i­dents to en­dure wa­ter ra­tioning

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Sukul­wenkosi Dube Matutu Plumtree Cor­re­spon­dent

PLUMTREE Town Coun­cil has in­tro­duced wa­ter ra­tioning due to a low wa­ter level in the town’s main sup­ply dam. In a state­ment Act­ing Town Sec­re­tary, Elvis Maphosa said wa­ter ra­tioning will be­gin next Mon­day for 12 hours per day un­til fur­ther no­tice.

‘’ The Plumtree Town will be start­ing wa­ter ra­tioning from 1 Au­gust 2016. The wa­ter lev­els have reached crit­i­cal lev­els at Mh­langa Dam be­cause of low rains.

‘’Ef­forts are be­ing made to re­sus­ci­tate the Mangwe pipeline un­der the Unicef 14 towns project.

‘‘Res­i­dents are ad­vised not to panic as ef­forts are be­ing made to en­sure con­tin­ued wa­ter sup­ply.

‘‘In the mean­time wa­ter will be pumped for 12 hours and 30 min­utes daily,’’ said Mr Maphosa.

He said un­der the ra­tioning pro­gramme, wa­ter will be pumped daily from 5AM to 10AM and be­tween 12noon and 14:30PM as well as from 4PM to 9PM.

Mr Maphosa re­cently said they had sub­mit­ted a bid for $300,000 to Unicef for the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of a 79 kilo­me­tre wa­ter pipeline from Mangwe Dam to the town.

A Plumtree res­i­dent, Mrs Agnes Sibanda said she hoped that the coun­cil would stick to the an­nounced ra­tioning sched­ule.

‘’I hope that the sched­ule which the coun­cil has is­sued will be the one which they will stick to.

‘‘We ex­pect the prob­lem to be rec­ti­fied soon so that we don’t ex­pe­ri­ence se­vere wa­ter ra­tioning,’’ said Mrs Sibanda.

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