LOCAL authorities have been accused of violating people’s environmental rights with raw sewage and effluent being discharged into rivers, resulting in residents consuming unsafe water.
UMGUZA Rural District Council (URDC) has started drilling boreholes in wards where 11 000 families are at risk of poisoning due to the discharge of raw sewer into rivers by Bulawayo City Council.
A GOVERNMENT taskforce was yesterday expected to present its findings into an investigation that 11 000 households in Umguza are at risk due to the discharge of raw sewer into rivers by Bulawayo City Council.
THE AFRICAN Development Bank (ADB) has pledged to bail out the cash strapped Redcliff Town Council with $2,1million to rehabilitate its absolute sewer and water reticulation systems.
BULAWAYO’S Cowdray Park residents occupying houses under the Zimbabwe Government Employees’ Union (Zigeu) housing scheme are sitting on a health time bomb as raw sewage is flowing into their houses that were abandoned by contractors before being serviced.
OLD LUVEVE residents have condemned the Bulawayo City Council for failing to attend to burst sewage pipes that resulted in raw sewage flowing into their homes for close to two weeks.