Technical glitch adds to Byo water woes

BULAWAYO City Council has shut down water pumps supplying water from Ncema Dam to the Tuli Reservoir due to a technical fault, forcing prolonged water supply interruption in the
city.

BY SILAS NKALA

The problem comes at a time the city is already under a 144-hour water-shedding schedule, which has seen residents in the city going for six days without tap water.

In a notice on Wednesday, town clerk Christopher Dube advised the residents that they were going to face possible prolonged water disconnections.

“The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that one of the clear water pumps at Ncema that feeds the Tuli Reservoir has experienced a technical fault,” part of the notice to residents read.

“In order to attend to the fault, there will be a shutdown of the clear water pump station and Tuli Reservoir line on Thursday June 25,” Dube said.

He said areas that would be affected by the interruption were Esigodini, Imbizo Barracks, Fortunegate, Selbourne Park, Matsheumhlophe and Parklands.

Other affected areas include Khumalo, QueensPark, Suburbs, Mahatshula, Woodville, Kingsdale, Lockview, Sunninghill, Marlands, Glencoe, Riverside, Waterford, Manningdale, Willsgrove, Buenavista and Douglassdale.

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