NOTICE: 96 HOUR WATER SHEDDING PROGRAMME

The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public of the review of the current 72 hour weekly water shedding programme to 96 hour weekly programme with effect from Monday, 25 November 2019. The programme is being reviewed in a bid to stabilize the reservoirs and prevent them from depleting further. It is further being implemented in a bid to raise the raw water reservoir level to a comfortable buffer level of 5.5m. The current level of 0.76m (14% full) is not safe for the City’s high-water demand being experienced.

The City continues to face the following challenges in connection with the water supply situation;

  1. Intermittent power supply to Ncema Water Treatment plant and Fernhill pumping station, Umzingwane, Inyankuni dams and now Mtshabezi dam.
  2. Interruption of water supply into Magwegwe reservoir from Nyamandlovu Aquifer due power supply disruptions.
  3. Limited raw water pumping due to old KSB pumps which are constantly breaking down.
  4. Growing City demand now averaging 155 ML/day against the plant available capacity of 110ML/day.
  5. The inevitable decommissioning of Umzingwane dam, which is currently at 4.85%. It will be decommissioned when the level reaches 4%, which is in less than a week from the 18th of November 2019.
The following 96 hour water shedding programme will be implemented:
SHEDDING DAYS AND TIMES
Closing Opening
Areas Reservoir Day Time Day Time
Nkulumane, Nketa, Sizinda, Tshabalala, Bellevue, Newton West, West Somerton CRITERION MONDAY FRIDAY 0730hrs WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs
Emganwini, Pumula, Nketa 9 CRITERION WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs FRIDAY TUESDAY 0730hrs
Cowdray Park,Emakhandeni,Gwabalanda,Maplanka MAGWEGWE MONDAY FRIDAY 0730hrs WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs
Luveve, Magwegwe, Njube, Entumbane, Mpopoma, Lobengula, Mabuthweni, Iminyela, Pelandaba, Matshobane MAGWEGWE WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs FRIDAY TUESDAY 0730hrs
Lochview, Sunninghill, Marlands, Glencoe, Riverside, Willsgroove,Waterford, Manningdale,Buenavista, DouglasDale THULI THURSDAY MONDAY 0730hrs SATURDAY WEDNESDAY 0730hrs
Esigodini, Imbizo Barracks, Fortunesgate, Selbourne park, Matsheumhlophe, Parklands, Khumalo, Surbubs, Mahatshula, Woodville, Kingsdale, Queenspark THULI TUESDAY SATURDAY 0730hrs THURSDAY MONDAY 0730hrs
Harrisvale, Jungle, Trenance, Richmond, Sauerstown, Neqi RIFFLE RANGE WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs FRIDAY TUESDAY 0730hrs
Babourfields, Mzilikazi, Nguboyenja, Makokoba RIFFLE RANGE MONDAY FRIDAY 0730hrs WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs
Hillside South, South Riding, Fourwinds, Hillside, Northernd, Tegela, Romney Park, Paddonhurst 6J MONDAY FRIDAY 0730hrs WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs
Sunnyside, Morningside, Rowena, Montrose, Southwold, Greernhill, Barham green, Kenilworth, Ilanda, Burnside HIILSIDE MONDAY FRIDAY 0730hrs WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs
Mbalabala Barracks, Mzinyathini Irrigation Scheme RAW WATER MONDAY FRIDAY 0730hrs WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs
Industry, Mines & CBD EXEMPTED ALL DAYS

The water shedding programme is subject to change if the raw water reservoir level improves or deteriorates beyond the critical level. All the areas that are on high ground and are likely to be affected for more than 96 hours will have water supply by bowsers. Residents are urged to conserve water.

Bulawayo City Council wishes to apologise to its valued consumers for the inconvenience likely to be caused.

Water is life. Save every drop!



Advert Number: 8546

C DUBE TOWN CLERK

Date: Thursday, 21 November 2019



NOTICE: 96 HOUR WATER SHEDDING PROGRAMME

The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of the public of the review of the current 72 hour weekly water shedding programme to 96 hour weekly programme with effect from Monday, 25 November 2019. The programme is being reviewed in a bid to stabilize the reservoirs and prevent them from depleting further. It is further being implemented in a bid to raise the raw water reservoir level to a comfortable buffer level of 5.5m. The current level of 0.76m (14% full) is not safe for the City’s high-water demand being experienced.

The City continues to face the following challenges in connection with the water supply situation;

  1. Intermittent power supply to Ncema Water Treatment plant and Fernhill pumping station, Umzingwane, Inyankuni dams and now Mtshabezi dam.
  2. Interruption of water supply into Magwegwe reservoir from Nyamandlovu Aquifer due power supply disruptions.
  3. Limited raw water pumping due to old KSB pumps which are constantly breaking down.
  4. Growing City demand now averaging 155 ML/day against the plant available capacity of 110ML/day.
  5. The inevitable decommissioning of Umzingwane dam, which is currently at 4.85%. It will be decommissioned when the level reaches 4%, which is in less than a week from the 18th of November 2019.
The following 96 hour water shedding programme will be implemented:
SHEDDING DAYS AND TIMES
Closing Opening
Areas Reservoir Day Time Day Time
Nkulumane, Nketa, Sizinda, Tshabalala, Bellevue, Newton West, West Somerton CRITERION MONDAY FRIDAY 0730hrs WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs
Emganwini, Pumula, Nketa 9 CRITERION WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs FRIDAY TUESDAY 0730hrs
Cowdray Park,Emakhandeni,Gwabalanda,Maplanka MAGWEGWE MONDAY FRIDAY 0730hrs WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs
Luveve, Magwegwe, Njube, Entumbane, Mpopoma, Lobengula, Mabuthweni, Iminyela, Pelandaba, Matshobane MAGWEGWE WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs FRIDAY TUESDAY 0730hrs
Lochview, Sunninghill, Marlands, Glencoe, Riverside, Willsgroove,Waterford, Manningdale,Buenavista, DouglasDale THULI THURSDAY MONDAY 0730hrs SATURDAY WEDNESDAY 0730hrs
Esigodini, Imbizo Barracks, Fortunesgate, Selbourne park, Matsheumhlophe, Parklands, Khumalo, Surbubs, Mahatshula, Woodville, Kingsdale, Queenspark THULI TUESDAY SATURDAY 0730hrs THURSDAY MONDAY 0730hrs
Harrisvale, Jungle, Trenance, Richmond, Sauerstown, Neqi RIFFLE RANGE WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs FRIDAY TUESDAY 0730hrs
Babourfields, Mzilikazi, Nguboyenja, Makokoba RIFFLE RANGE MONDAY FRIDAY 0730hrs WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs
Hillside South, South Riding, Fourwinds, Hillside, Northernd, Tegela, Romney Park, Paddonhurst 6J MONDAY FRIDAY 0730hrs WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs
Sunnyside, Morningside, Rowena, Montrose, Southwold, Greernhill, Barham green, Kenilworth, Ilanda, Burnside HIILSIDE MONDAY FRIDAY 0730hrs WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs
Mbalabala Barracks, Mzinyathini Irrigation Scheme RAW WATER MONDAY FRIDAY 0730hrs WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 0730hrs
Industry, Mines & CBD EXEMPTED ALL DAYS

The water shedding programme is subject to change if the raw water reservoir level improves or deteriorates beyond the critical level. All the areas that are on high ground and are likely to be affected for more than 96 hours will have water supply by bowsers. Residents are urged to conserve water.

Bulawayo City Council wishes to apologise to its valued consumers for the inconvenience likely to be caused.

Water is life. Save every drop!



Advert Number: 8546

C DUBE TOWN CLERK

Date: Thursday, 21 November 2019