The Harare City Council has resolved to soon deploy water bowsers to service areas suffering acute water supply challenges.
Council said the move is only an interim measure as it works on long term stategies aimed at dealing with water challenges effectively.
Speaking recently Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba said water challenges in the capital city needed long term measures such as building dams.
“Government has promised to include Kunzvi Dam in the 2020 budget so we hope our water problems will finally be put to rest”.
“Water is an important factor in the urban renewal program and we as council have come up with temporary measures to address that”.
“My council is going to purchase water bowsers to be deployed in areas with erratic supplies of water while plans are also underway to purchase mobile water treatment plants”, he said.
Harare has been facing water shortages as Lake Chivero, Harare’s main water source was reported to be only around 60 percent full at a time it should have been spilling.
Two other dams which augment water supplies — Harava and Seke — were 7 percent and 6,3 percent full.
The low water levels have been compounded by poor supply of water purification chemicals, burst pipes and leakages, and the erratic supply of electricity.
Meanwhile the Mayor has promised a renewal programme which will see new blocks of flats, shopping mall and the rehabilitation of Mbare Musika and the bus terminus.
The initiatives are part of an Urban Renewal Programme launched by the Council early this week.