Over 2000 Hopley residents are set to get piped water after the Harare City Council partnered a Dutch firm to draw water to the area.
The pro-poor program will involve a partnership involving residents who are expected to excavate trenches whilst the Dutch firm, Vei, will provide technical assistance.
Council will provide some of the material for the project.
Mr Ramaker Anton Bernard, representative for the firm said they would support the Council so as to allow the provision of water for low income earners, which is their mandate as an organisation.
“We have a long term partnership with Harare and Bulawayo.
“We provide technical assistance and support to improve water services. We aim to reduce the risk of water borne diseases, reduce leakage and we are trying to connect low income communities.
The organisation has already made a connection to the reticulation system of Harare and residents will excavate trenches since Council construction vehicles cannot navigate the spaces in the area.
Engineer Mabhena Moyo added that they are “taking water connections from the Waterfalls area”.
“It’s a multifaceted program and we are going to construct a 4km mainline whilst internal reticulation will be done by residents. Completiom depends on speed but over the next three months we should be completed as all material has been bought”, he said.