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Council revises water shedding to one day

by Staff reporter
11 Jan 2014 at 22:28hrs | Views
The Bulawayo City Council will from Monday January 13, 2014 reduce reduce the water shedding period from 48 hours to 24 hours per week following significant inflows into the city's dams.

City mayor, councillor Martin Moyo said considerable inflows into the city's dams and pessimism that the rains would continue, necessitated the downward rationing review.

"The public is advised that the City of Bulawayo will, as from Monday January 13 2014 reduce the water shedding period from 48 hours to 24 hours per week.

"This has been made possible by some inflows into the city's dams which have brought the overall combined percentage total to 40,4% as at 8 January 2014," said Moyo at a press conference, also attended by the Bulawayo business community at the City Chambers yesterday.

The Mayor also revealed that BCC, in collaboration with the Germany government, was seeking ways of treating and recycling raw water from Khami dam and Thorngroove treatment plant, not for consumption but for, industrial purposes.

"This will supplement the city's strained water sources," he said.

The local authority has also reversed interests and penalties to companies that are in arrears in a bid to promote industrial and commercial activity in the city.

Interests rates would also be scrapped on condition that a company clears its dues before 30 June 2014, while a once off discount of 50% on a company's account balances as at 31 December 2013 2014 would be effected upon clearing of arrears before 30 June.

Source - zimmail