(Last Updated on October 4, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
BULAWAYO – The Bulawayo City Council has advised residents that water supply for the entire city has been put on hold until power is restored at two major water facilities.
These developments are as a result of a power surge that occurred on Friday at Criterion Water Treatment Plant, while on Saturday, there was loss of power to the Cowdry Park Booster station on the Nyamandlovu line which supplies Magwegwe Reservoir.
“The City of Bulawayo would like to inform residents of a power surge which occurred at the Criterion Water Treatment Plant last night (Friday 2 October 2020) at Criterion. Further to that, Cowdry Park Booster Station on the Nyamandlovu line that supplies Magwegwe Reservoir also lost power at 03.00 hours on Saturday, 3 October 2020.”
“In that regard, Water Supply is closed for the whole City till such a time when power is restored,” added the statement from the Town Clerk’s office.
Bulawayo has been facing water problems for a while now with the latest disruptions occurring while residents were facing six day water shedding timetables.
The Town Clerk also advised that Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) was currently working on resolving the issue.