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BCC warns of three day water interruption


Some low to medium density suburbs in Bulawayo are likely to face water supply interruptions due to inspection checks that are to be conducted at the Clear Water Reservoir at Ncema Dam.

Ncema Dam, which feeds into Tuli River, according to the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) was built in 1955, must be checked for cracks and soundness.

This inspection will affect areas served by Tuli Reservoir, which are Esigodini, Imbizo Barracks, Fortunes Gate, Selborne Park, Matsheumhlophe, Parklands, Khumalo, Queenspark, Suburbs, Mahatshula, Woodville, Kingsdale, Lochview, Sunninghill, Marlands, Glencoe, Riverside, Waterford, Manningdale, Willsgrove, Buenavista, Douglasdale.

In a statement, Bulawayo Town Clerk Christopher Dube said water supplies to these suburbs will be interrupted from 3pm January 9 to 12, 2022, same time.

“The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that there will be interruption to water supplies to areas fed by Tuli Reservoir from Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 15:00 hours to Wednesday January 12, 2022 at 15:00 hours. This interruption will allow for the inspection of cracks and soundness of the Clear Water Reservoir at Ncema (Built in 1955) that feeds into Tuli River,” he said.

“BCC wishes to apologise to its valued consumers of the inconvenience likely to be caused and assures the affected residents that supplies will be restored once the treatment and subsequent pumping resumes at Ncema Water Works.”

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