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;
- Intermittent power supply to Ncema Water Treatment plant and Fernhill pumping station, Umzingwane, Inyankuni dams and now Mtshabezi dam.
- Interruption of water supply into Magwegwe reservoir from Nyamandlovu Aquifer due power supply disruptions.
- Limited raw water pumping due to old KSB pumps which are constantly breaking down.
- Growing City demand now averaging 155 ML/day against the plant available capacity of 110ML/day.
- 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.
|SHEDDING DAYS AND TIMES|
|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