Water shedding increased
The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has expanded its weekly water shedding programme from 48 to 72 hours as water levels continue to decline in the city’s supply dams.
Mayor Councillor Solomon Mguni said there has also been an increase in water consumption, worsening the situation.
He said council has been managing the water deficit through the 48-hour water shedding programme but on Saturday consumption increased to an all-time peak of 170 mega litres thereby affecting steady supply of water.
He said the situation has been exacerbated by ZESA power cuts that have seen even dedicated power lines at Ncema and Fernhill, which are ordinarily exempt from load shedding, not being spared.
Only the city’s central business district, mines, industry will not be affected by the water shedding exercise.