GWERU City Council has bought two state-of-the-art water pumps in a bid to improve water service delivery, a senior council official has said.
Report by Stephen Chadenga
The lift pumps, imported at a cost of $1,2 million, will be delivered this month and will be installed at Gwenoro Dam, the city’s main water source.
Council finance director Edgar Mwedzi told stakeholders at a consultative budget meeting on Tuesday that the local authority contributed $750 000 and $450 000 came from a government loan for the acquisition of the pumps.
“We have acquired two dresser pumps that will be installed at Gwenoro dam,” he said.
“The high-powered pumps, which we expect to be delivered to us by the end of this month, will see a marked improvement in water delivery in the city.”
“As council, we poured in $750 000 for the pumps but a government loan of $450 000 through the Public Sector Investment Promotion was added to buy the pumps.”
Mwedzi said council drilled and installed boreholes worth $58 000 in a bid to alleviate water problems bedeviling the city.
He said the local authority had renovated sewer systems this year, a move meant to prevent the pollution of Gweru River.