The City of Bulawayo is currently implementing the Bulawayo Water and Sewerage Services Improvement Project (BWSSIP) being supported by the African Development Bank whose objective is to improve municipal water supply and sanitation services contributing to the improvement of the health and social wellbeing of the population of Bulawayo.
One of the key components of the project is the Mains Upgrading, Mains Renewal, Bulk and Domestic Meter Replacement (BWSSIP W01). The water supply system for the City of Bulawayo is beset with a number of problems, among these being: difficulties to supply potable water to all customers, aging infrastructure, scarcity of water resources, high Non - Revenue Water (NRW) and frequent pipe bursts and leaks etc.
The main objective of the water supply component is to ensure improved access to Municipal water supply in the identified project areas by improving the efficiency of distribution networks in areas supplied by the Magwegwe and Criterion Reservoirs and reducing the Non-Revenue water.
The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public that it will be conducting leak detection activities under the project BWSSIP W01 to isolate areas that are losing water (due to underground leaks and pipe bursts) and to identify problematic water distribution infrastructure (collapsed pipes, pipes prone to bursts, low pressure and those with no water supply) that need to be remedied. The suburbs to be targeted are Pumula East, Luveve, Njube, Pumula Old, Pelandaba and Iminyela. This is done to ensure that all residents have access to potable water and it will be carried out from September to November 2019.
Bulawayo City Council wishes to advise its valued consumers that there will be no harm to properties or interruptions of water supply services due to these activities. Only individuals will be working within the community at these unusual odd hours that is after midnight around 02:00hrs to 04:00hrs when water usage and noise are at their lowest. The leak detection equipment will sense the best results during this period. They will be wearing working regalia branded with BCC and UNIK logos with full identification (IDs).
Bulawayo City Council wishes to apologise to its valued consumers for the inconvenience likely to be caused
Water is life. Save every drop.
ADVERT NO : 8000
DATE : Sunday, 1 September 2019
C. DUBE TOWN CLERK