CITY OF BULAWAYO
Council reviews water rationing limits

The City of Bulawayo Councillors at its Council meeting of Wednesday, 4th April 2017 has approved the upward review of the water rationing limits following the heavy rains which have been received in the 2016- 2017 rainy season.

While the rationing limits will be loosened, the restrictions will remain in force as the current water supply system cannot manage to meet the unrestricted demand.

The proposed water rationing scheme for all water consumers will be as follows:-

Category of users Present water rationing allocation 2014 Increase in allocation new allocation 2017
High Density Houses 500 litres/day 100 litres/day 600 litres/day
Low Density Houses 750 Litres/day 150 Litres/day 900 Litres/day
Cottages, servants Quarters
All residential Flats with bulk meters 75% of average water period ending March 2014 15% Increase on present 75% 90% of average water period ending March 2014
All residential Flats with individual meters 450 litres/day 50 litres/day 500 litres/day/meter
Multipurpose buildings with bulk meters 75% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase on present 75% 90% of average water period ending March 2014
Hotels 100% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 115% of average water period ending March 2014
Hospitals and Clinics 100% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 115% of average water period ending March 2014
Industrial Consumers 95% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 1 litre/m2/day
Hospitals and Clinics 100% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 115% of average water period ending March 2014
Industrial Consumers 95% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 1 litre/m2/day
Water based industries 100% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 115% of average water period ending March 2014
Restuarants 100% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 115% of average water period ending March 2014
Commercial consumers, schools, churches, institutions, sports clubs etc 100% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 115% of average water period ending March 2014
Peri urban Esigodini, Matopos, LIewellyn barracks, Sigola and Duncan villages 80% of average water six months period ending March 2014 100% Increase on present 80% 100% of average water period ending March 2014
Mzinyathini Irrigation Scheme 80% of entitlement (for domestic consumption only) for the six months period ending March 2014 10% decrease on present 80% 80% of entitlement (for domestic consumption only) for the six months period ending March 2014
New water Connections Connections to vacant stands and outside areas remains suspended 600 litres/day

Surcharges will be imposed for all excess consumption per kilolitre or part thereof as follows:

a) Non domestic peri-urban - Four times the normal water tariff for non-domestic peri urban

b) Non domestic –Urban - Four times the normal water tariff for non-domestic urban

The new band structure for low density would be as follows:-

  • First band – 0 to 5 kl charged at a tariff of $0.00
  • Second band – 5 to 14 kl charged at a tariff of $0.78
  • Third band – 14 to 25 kl charged at a tariff of $1.04
  • Fourth band – 25 to 30kl charged at a tariff of $1.56
  • Fifth band – above 30 kl charged at a tariff of $4.00

For high density areas the bands would be as shown below:-

  • First band – 0 to 5 kl charged at a tariff of $0.00
  • Second band – 5 to 14 kl charged at a tariff of $0.78
  • Third band – 14 to 22 kl charged at a tariff of $1.04
  • Fourth band – 22.4 to 25.5 kl charged at a tariff of $1.56
  • Fifth band – above 25.5 kl charged at a tariff of $4.00

Consumers are urged to monitor their water consumption daily by reading their meters. This would help detect any unnecessary loss of water.

The following restrictions remain in force as per current scenario:

The current ban on use of hose pipes use for gardening is temporarily suspended with this proposed water rationing scheme.

Construction with potable water remains prohibited. Consumers are urged to use boreholes and reclaimed water for non-potable uses.

ADVERT NO : 5743
DATE : Sunday, 9 April 2017

C. DUBE TOWN CLERK



CITY OF BULAWAYO
Council reviews water rationing limits

The City of Bulawayo Councillors at its Council meeting of Wednesday, 4th April 2017 has approved the upward review of the water rationing limits following the heavy rains which have been received in the 2016- 2017 rainy season.

While the rationing limits will be loosened, the restrictions will remain in force as the current water supply system cannot manage to meet the unrestricted demand.

The proposed water rationing scheme for all water consumers will be as follows:-

Category of users Present water rationing allocation 2014 Increase in allocation new allocation 2017
High Density Houses 500 litres/day 100 litres/day 600 litres/day
Low Density Houses 750 Litres/day 150 Litres/day 900 Litres/day
Cottages, servants Quarters
All residential Flats with bulk meters 75% of average water period ending March 2014 15% Increase on present 75% 90% of average water period ending March 2014
All residential Flats with individual meters 450 litres/day 50 litres/day 500 litres/day/meter
Multipurpose buildings with bulk meters 75% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase on present 75% 90% of average water period ending March 2014
Hotels 100% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 115% of average water period ending March 2014
Hospitals and Clinics 100% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 115% of average water period ending March 2014
Industrial Consumers 95% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 1 litre/m2/day
Hospitals and Clinics 100% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 115% of average water period ending March 2014
Industrial Consumers 95% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 1 litre/m2/day
Water based industries 100% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 115% of average water period ending March 2014
Restuarants 100% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 115% of average water period ending March 2014
Commercial consumers, schools, churches, institutions, sports clubs etc 100% of average water six months period ending April 2014 15% Increase 115% of average water period ending March 2014
Peri urban Esigodini, Matopos, LIewellyn barracks, Sigola and Duncan villages 80% of average water six months period ending March 2014 100% Increase on present 80% 100% of average water period ending March 2014
Mzinyathini Irrigation Scheme 80% of entitlement (for domestic consumption only) for the six months period ending March 2014 10% decrease on present 80% 80% of entitlement (for domestic consumption only) for the six months period ending March 2014
New water Connections Connections to vacant stands and outside areas remains suspended 600 litres/day

Surcharges will be imposed for all excess consumption per kilolitre or part thereof as follows:

a) Non domestic peri-urban - Four times the normal water tariff for non-domestic peri urban

b) Non domestic –Urban - Four times the normal water tariff for non-domestic urban

The new band structure for low density would be as follows:-

  • First band – 0 to 5 kl charged at a tariff of $0.00
  • Second band – 5 to 14 kl charged at a tariff of $0.78
  • Third band – 14 to 25 kl charged at a tariff of $1.04
  • Fourth band – 25 to 30kl charged at a tariff of $1.56
  • Fifth band – above 30 kl charged at a tariff of $4.00

For high density areas the bands would be as shown below:-

  • First band – 0 to 5 kl charged at a tariff of $0.00
  • Second band – 5 to 14 kl charged at a tariff of $0.78
  • Third band – 14 to 22 kl charged at a tariff of $1.04
  • Fourth band – 22.4 to 25.5 kl charged at a tariff of $1.56
  • Fifth band – above 25.5 kl charged at a tariff of $4.00

Consumers are urged to monitor their water consumption daily by reading their meters. This would help detect any unnecessary loss of water.

The following restrictions remain in force as per current scenario:

The current ban on use of hose pipes use for gardening is temporarily suspended with this proposed water rationing scheme.

Construction with potable water remains prohibited. Consumers are urged to use boreholes and reclaimed water for non-potable uses.

ADVERT NO : 5743
DATE : Sunday, 9 April 2017

C. DUBE TOWN CLERK