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Council reintroduces 24-hour water-shedding programme

Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has re-introduced a city-wide 24-hour water-shedding programme due to the deteriorating water levels at the city’s supply dams.

The programme is expected to start on Monday 13 June 2022.

In a statement, the Town Clerk said the water levels were continuing to deplete in the City’s supply dams.

“The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that due to continued deteriorating water situation in the City’s supply dams and projection of the de-commissioning of Umzingwane dam during the month of June, a 24 hour water shedding programme will be implemented with effect from Monday, 13 June 2022,” read the statement.

The six supply dams, all located in Matabeleland South, are just above 50 percent.

According to the latest council report, Umzingwane Dam will be decommissioned this month while Upper Ncema is likely to be decommissioned in early August.

Below is the city-wide water-shedding timetable:

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