Peter Tanyanyiwa Suburban Reporter
The City of Harare on Tuesday advised Ward 41 residents that they will be pumping water to the Alex Park reservoir and on Wednesday morning most areas in the ward will be receiving water.
The ward has been facing a serious water crisis and residents have always been complaining they felt that the city’s water distribution was disadvantaging them more.
In a statement to residents, Ward 41 Councillor Kudzai Kadzombe said she has been working with the water department pushing for all residents in the ward to have access to tap water. She said the latest development is a major breakthrough.
“This morning I spoke to our area water superintendent, the acting town clerk, acting water director trying to get a way forward on the water crisis we have been having as a ward with other areas not having water even before the water chemicals crisis we faced as a council as the supplier Zimphos was failing to supply council with the required quantities after their supplier cut them off for non-payment.
“The acting director of water has assured me that this evening they are going to be pumping water to the Alex Park reservoir and tomorrow morning most areas in Ward 41 will be receiving water with the remainder getting water by Wednesday.
“Today the areas that received (water) were Avonlea, Marlborough Drive, Bluff Hill and Marlborough High School and surrounding roads because they are on the low gradient. If you face any challenges or delays with your water delivery, please contact the water superintendent Mr Mushandu on +263772839241,” said Cllr Kadzombe.