THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has urged residents to use water sparingly as Umzingwane, one of the six major dams which supply the city, has low volumes.
The concern was raised during the latest council meeting in which the local authority noted that some of the challenges being faced by the city were due to wastage.
It also came after Deputy Mayor Councillor Mlandu Ncube who was impressed by the work being done by the Future Water Supplies and Water Action Committee in making sure water was available in the city inquired if the local authority had enough water during this summer season to last until the onset of the rainy season.
In response chairperson of the Future Water Supplies and Water Action Committee, Ward 17 Councillor Sikhululekile Moyo, while confirming the availability of water, encouraged residents to use it sparingly at all times.
“Councillor S. Moyo in response, while confirming the availability of water encouraged residents to use water sparingly at all times. Water conservation campaigns would be done accordingly. Council would continue to enforce water rationing by-laws as some dams like Umzingwane had low volumes. The site visit to Gwayi-Shangani dam in Dete would be arranged accordingly,” read the minutes in part.
The Mayor, Councillor Solomon Mguni, also explained that there was good progress at Gwayi-Shangani Dam construction site adding that according to the works plan the construction of the dam would be completed by December 2021.
“This would be followed by the laying of pipes and the construction of a reservoir in Cowdray Park. Efforts would be done to arrange a site visit to Gwayi-Shangani Dam,” said Cllr Mguni.
A visit to Gwayi-Shangani Dam construction site was proposed by Ward 4 Councillor Silas Chigora who applauded Government efforts of trying to improve water delivery in the city.