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BU­L­AWAYO, Tues­day, Au­gust 23, 1966 — The an­nual re­port by the Water­ford Town Management Board chair­man, Mr NG Kloke, says this has been “a year of an­noy­ance and in­con­ve­nience for res­i­dents”. It says

“Wa­ter, of course, has been the cause of it all-wa­ter and un­nec­es­sary and of­ten gar­bled pub­lic­ity that wa­ter al­ways gets in the Mata­bele­land press.”

There has never been the slight­est risk of any­one in Water­ford be­ing short of wa­ter un­til and un­less Bu­l­awayo it­self be­comes short.” Nor, as one re­cent re­port stated, are we hav­ing to re­place 70 per cent of the pipes in our sys­tem”.

He de­scribes how Water­ford lost 250 000 gal­lons a fort­night dur­ing the time of the “miss­ing leak” there.

He also de­scribes the sys­tem­atic checks made by the TMB staff and the con­se­quent in­con­ve­nience for house­hold­ers by wa­ter sup­plies be­ing turned off, of­ten with­out no­tice. Mr Kloke goes on “With any luck, the whole of the re­pairs and in­stal­la­tion will be fin­ished by the end of Septem­ber and there will be no more in­con­ve­niences to suf­fer”.

Com­ment­ing on town­ship im­prove­ments through­out the year he notes the re­pair­ing of a small dam in the vicin­ity, the com­ple­tion of the African quar­ters and the ex­ten­sion of the ef­flu­ent dis­posal sys­tem at the wa­ter­works. He also speaks of the re­or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Water­ford Club and a go-ahead for build­ing a club house and com­mu­nity cen­tre.

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