BCC announces 2-day water supply interruptions

Bulawayo’s ongoing water woes are likely to worsen as water supplies will be interrupted due to planned mechanical works at Fernhill Booster and Ncema water treatment stations.

In a statement, Wednesday, the Town Clerk Christopher Dube said the works at the stations will disrupt pumping.

“The city of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that there will be an interruption to water supplies to all areas except industry and Central Business District. This is to facilitate the installation of new protection relays on the 88kv line to protect the transformers on Wednesday  24th May 2023  and Friday  26th May from 6 am to 4 pm,” he said.

“The Eletro-mechanical works at the Ncema and Fernhill substations will disrupt pumping and possibly result in the depletion of the city’s reservoirs.”

Dube said in order to prevent the city’s reservoirs from collapsing due to the lack of incoming inflows on the specified days, all supplies save for the central business district and Industry will be suspended.

“The city of Bulawayo wishes to apologise to its valued consumers for the inconvenience likely to be caused,” said Dube.

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