BCC imposes water shedding

The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) yesterday said it will today impose a city-wide four-day water shedding programme ending on Saturday while it conducts major rehabilitation works at its water treatment plants.

Only the central business district, mines and industry are exempted. This comes as most western suburbs have been without water since Sunday.

Bulawayo Town Clerk Mr Christopher Dube said as rehabilitation works would be ongoing for the next five months members of the public are advised that there may be need for similar shutdowns at various intervals.

The council is implementing the bulawayo water and sewerage services improvement project (bwssip) funded by the African Development Bank. The programme is meant to improve municipal water supply and sanitation services in the city to improve health and social well being of residents.