Chiredzi Town Council has begun implementing its water conveyance system starting with Ward 8 Makondo Location and Ward 5 Magwaza suburb using the $300 000 obtained from the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP).
Last year, council received $300 000 PSIP funds from the central government for the purpose of improving water supply in the town.
Chiredzi Town Council is currently pumping 10 mega litres of water per day but a mere four mega litres reaches households and businesses while the rest gets lost along the way.
Town Council chairperson Gibson Hwende told TellZim News Makondo was already being connected to a direct pipeline from Chigarapasi Beer Garden. He also said the next area of focus will be Magwaza.
“We have now begun implementing hanging projects with the first move being connecting Makondo to the line which goes directly to Chigarapasi. After completing that, we will then connect Magwaza and I think we will have a huge improvement in terms of water supply to all residents,” said Hwende.
Hwende also said council had already connected Shineplus to a direct line thereby normalising water supply to the new low density residential area.
“We have also finished connecting Shineplus to a direct water line thereby reducing water challenges in the area,” Hwende said.
The new council which came into office last year has received some credit from residents who have been noticed a substantial improvement in water supply.
The council has also begun to improve its Melbourne Park residential stands which will benefit more than 1 000 home-seekers.
Council is also working to plug the many leakages along its pipe network so as to reduce the unsustainable loss of treated water.