Lupane water project delayed


THE construction of a plant to purify water from the Bubi-Lupane Dam that supplies the Matabeleland North provincial capital is set for completion by the end of this year.


The treatment plant, which was supposed to be commissioned in August, has been delayed due to lack of funding.

The Zimbabwe National Water Authority Gwayi Catchment manager Fortune Musoni said the
$3 million plant would be commissioned by the end of the year as they had completed all the required processes although there were still some final touches to be done.

“We are just waiting for funding so that we can put the plant in shape and we get it commissioned,” he said.

Lupane has four boreholes that constantly break down leaving residents stranded.

Musoni said they had since repaired the four boreholes.

He said they had also removed mono pumps and replaced them with submersible pumps because mono pumps were sinking in the Kalahari sands that characterise Lupane.

“It will be good for us to complete the plant to solve the water woes at Lupane Centre,” Musoni said.