The Harare City Council has cut off water supplies to Norton due to an uncleared debt Norton Town Council (NTC) owes them.
According to unverified figures NTC owes Harare over US$2 million.
The Norton spokesperson revealed that they were negotiating with Harare to get reconnected to water.
“Norton Town Council would like to inform its valued residents that there will be a disruption in water supply.
“This is due to billing challenges we are currently facing with City of Harare.
“We Hope to have reached a common understanding by Friday and we are optimistic that normal supplies will immediately resume,” he said.
Kachere added, “it’s true that we owe City of Harare, however the bills we have received for the past 3 months are not equivalent to the amount of water we get from them.
“Hence the need to engage them so that we can resolve the issue,” he added.
Norton has a total population of close to 100 000 people and requires 25 mega litres of water day.
However, it has been getting 5 mega litres from Harare.
The town has struggled to strike partnerships that will result in the building of a water treatment plant.
Previously it has agreed a US$25 million deal for the construction of a 40-mega litre water treatment plant.
The deal was one of the biggest such in the country but it never materialised.
In 2015 it came up with another US$700 000 partnership deal with a German company to ease the water crisis.
It fizzled out again.
Another arrangement with Hydromart in 2020 also failed to take off after the private company failed to raise the needed finances.