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Gweru to maintain water cuts

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THE Gweru City Council has said water shedding would remain in place despite the continuous heavy rains that have hit the country in the past few weeks.

STEPHEN CHADENGA
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Gweru assistant town clerk Tapiwa Marerwa said council’s water rationing regime would continue until the city’s supply dams recorded significant water levels.

“We will continue maintaining a tight water schedule because the city’s water supply remains critical,” he said.

“Residents are therefore urged not to waste water because of the rains that have been received in the past weeks. Remember only last month, our major supplier Gwenoro Dam was at 0 % capacity.”

Council introduced watershedding from February 1 whereby households in both the city’s low and high density suburbs receive 500 litres per day.

Marerwa said he would reveal water levels in the city’s major supply dams this week. Last month, the director of engineering services Jones Nanthambwe revealed that water levels at Gweru’s three supply dams remained critically low with Gwenoro recording a 0% inflow despite the rains that fell at the end of last year.

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