The City of Bulawayo would like to advise consumers that it will be temporarily suspending the water shedding programme that was introduced in February 2019 with immediate effect.
The suspension will be reviewed on Friday the 9th of August 2019.
In the meantime, we would like to advise residents of the resumption of the 48-hour water Shedding programme with effect from Monday the 15th of July 2019.
The suspension comes after considerable progress of major rehabilitation works at Criterion Water Works, and the normalization of the water supply distribution system. Currently the Raw Water holding reservoir at Criterion – which is the City’s buffer has continued to gain in volume with levels currently at 3.94m. We shall continue to monitor the reservoir level, which should ideally be at 5.5m. Its recovery and stability can only be reassured through the support of consumers who are expected to continue conserving water and adhering to the approved daily water rationing allocations. Excessive use of potable water, power shedding and maintenance works disruptions may result in the re-introduction of shedding.
Residents are advised that the following are the approved water rationing limits and penalties;
WATER RATIONING LIMITS
The City appeals to consumers to adhere to the , Mines rationing limits as shown below:
|Category of Users||Current Water Rationing Allocations||PENALITIES|
|High density houses||450 litres/day Allowed up to 13.5 Kilolitres/ month||Excess charged at $2.50 per kilolitre|
|Low density houses inclusive of Cottages and Servants Quarters 650litres/day||650 litres/day Allowed up to 19.5 Kilolitres/ month||Excess charged at $2.50 per kilolitre|
|All residential flats with bulk meters||70% of average water period ending March 2017||Excess charged at $2.50 per kilolitre|
|All residential flats with individual meters||400 litres/day||Excess charged at $2.50 per kilolitre|
|Industies||As per arrangement||Excess charged at $1.50 per kilolitre.|
The City of Bulawayo urges residents to continue conserving water. Water is Life.
Advert Number: 7076
C DUBE TOWN CLERK
Date: Monday, 29 July 2019