23 February 2013

Zimbabwe: Dry Weekend for Harare

All Harare suburbs will be without water this weekend following the shut down of Morton Jaffray Water Works and Warren Control Pump Station for repairs that was announced yesterday. City authorities said the shutdown would affect the whole city and water supplies would be expected to return to normal after the weekend.

Harare City Council said in a statement that the shutdown was a result of repairs of leakages on the transmission mains from Morton Jaffray to Warren Control Pump Station and maintenance of the pumping plant at Warren Control.

It is estimated that 60 percent of council's treated water is being lost through leakages, thereby leading to extreme water shortages in the city and disease outbreaks.

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