By ZBC Reporter
MUTARE City Council has reassured Dangamvura residents of improved water provision by year end as material for the construction of a water pipeline for the suburb has been procured.
For more than 15 years, Dangamvura residents in Mutare have been facing water challenges that have seen most resorting to boreholes and at times unsafe water sources.
However, the city of Mutare is optimistic that by the end of this year, the challenge will be resolved as they have, through funding from the African Development Bank (ADB), managed to procure water reticulation material for the construction of the Dangamvura water pipeline.
In the wake of Covid 19, the local authority says it has managed to put in place measures that are set to alleviate the water situation for the Dangamvura residents.
“We have managed to secure a motorized bowser, three by 5 000 litre water tanks. In addition we have also drilled a solar powered borehole through the constituency development fund. We have also managed to identify some areas where valves were underneath and were not being attended to and now it is being worked on,” said Mr Joshua Maligwa, Mutare Town Clerk.
The United Mutare Residents and Ratepayers Trust Board Vice Chair has welcomed the development, saying water provision should be the local authority’s priority.
“There has been an improvement of water supply in Dangamvura in comparison to what used to happen. The water rationing has improved with council changing the number of times they give water to the people. So there have been some improvements in that area,” he said.
The City of Mutare has been slammed for years for failing to resolve the Dangamvura water crisis but the injection of 535 000 United States dollars worth of water reticulation material by ADB for the construction of the water pipeline has ignited hope of improved water supply.