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BCC reintroduces 48 hour water shedding

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has introduced a water cut schedule that will see residents spending at least 48 hours without running water.

The development was caused by the continuous electricity cuts at Ncema, Fernhill and Criterion reservoirs.

The two day water cuts are set to affect every residential area in the country’s second largest city and its nearby outskirts.

However, industries, mines and the Central Business District will be spared from the programme.

In a statement by the local authority’s town clerk, Christopher Dube, the programme is being introduced to help conserve water and assist in balancing the Bulawayo’s water basins.

“The City of Bulawayo will be introducing a 48 hour City wide water shedding programme that has been prompted by the continued power cuts at Ncema, Fernhill and Criterion.

The challenges with power in Nyamandlovu Rochester are also persisting. In that regard due to the depletion of the raw water reservoir (Buffer), the 48 hour shedding programme is being introduced to help conserve water and assist in balancing the City water reservoir,” Dube said.

Water shedding is not new to the City of Kings residents, last year, some areas went for a week without water.

There was also a diahrrea outbreak in Luveve high density suburb which left 13 people dead and dozens seeking medical attention.

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