House im­mune to wa­ter shed­ding

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Feature/national News - Nqo­bile Tshili Chronicle Correspondent

A HOUSE in Bulawayo’s Iminyela sub­urb is al­legedly im­mune to wa­ter shed­ding as it does not run out of wa­ter even af­ter the city coun­cil dis­con­nects sup­plies in the sub­urb.

The house, res­i­dents told The Chronicle yes­ter­day, has never ex­pe­ri­enced wa­ter shed­ding over the years when the mu­nic­i­pal­ity has in­tro­duced wa­ter cuts due to low wa­ter lev­els in city’s dams.

The owner of the house, Mr Ng­walo Moyo, told The Chronicle that since the mu­nic­i­pal­ity ef­fected the dreaded wa­ter shed­ding pro­gramme, his home has not been af­fected.

Mr Moyo said he does not have an an­swer as to why his tap has never run dry.

“We’ve not run out of wa­ter since the wa­ter shed­ding pro­gramme started ear­lier this month. Our neigh­bours’ houses go for days with­out wa­ter but it will still be flow­ing from our tap. This has been the sit­u­a­tion even in pre­vi­ous years when coun­cil ef­fects the wa­ter shed­ding pro­gramme,” said Mr Moyo.

He said due to con­tin­ued sup­ply of wa­ter in the house, they have be­come the re­deemer of the sub­urb.

“I can’t deny wa­ter to res­i­dents who come look­ing for it. I’ve to be clear, I don’t sell the wa­ter to any­one and I don’t deny it to any­one,” said Mr Moyo.

“Res­i­dents come here to queue from 4AM to 11PM seek­ing wa­ter and we just have to ac­com­mo­date them. But this is af­fect­ing us it has robbed us of our pri­vacy,” said Mr Moyo.

He said be­ing good Sa­mar­i­tans to the com­mu­nity comes at a price and this will be felt in the wa­ter bill.

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