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.