Zimbabwe: Water Crisis Hits Harare's Suburbs

Residents continue to be dogged by water shortages, with areas in the central business district and most high density suburbs having to endure frequent long-lasting water cuts.

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Taps remain dry in Harare.

  • Zimbabwe:  Harare Water Woes: Pre-Paid Meters the Way to Go (editorial)

    The Herald, 23 January 2013

    Harare's water supplies, dodgy for years, have deteriorated further in the last few weeks with swathes of the city being without water supplies since well before Christmas and ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Water Crisis Blamed On Shortage of Chemicals

    The Herald, 17 January 2013

    AN acute shortage of water treatment chemicals, burst water pipes and recurrent power shortages have been blamed for water shortages across Harare. Harare Water director Engineer ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Harare Residents Drink 'Filtered Urine'

    Zimbabwe Independent, 7 December 2012

    Environmentalists and University of Zimbabwe researcher Professor Chris Magadza has partly attributed the contamination of Harare's water to the destruction of wetlands and ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Working on Sustainable Water and Sanitation Initiatives in Zimbabwe (press release)

    International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 4 December 2012

    With 82 per cent of water points still functioning, 96 per cent of latrines (in schools and clinics) still in use, and significant improvement in hygiene practices in Mount Darwin ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  U.S.$ 3,4 Million for Safe Water

    The Herald, 6 December 2012

    The Red Cross Society of Zimbabwe has set aside US$3,4 million towards improving water and sanitation in Masvingo province as part of efforts to achieve the Millennium Development ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Water Woes - Council, Consumers Must Change Their Mindset (editorial)

    The Herald, 8 October 2012

    Harare's water woes are not going to go away any year soon, so it is way beyond time for the Harare City Council to stop pretending shortages and problems are temporary, or that ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Masvingo Appeals On Water

    The Herald, 30 November 2012

    Masvingo city council has appealed to Government to intervene over the continued drawing of water from Lake Mutirikwi to irrigate sugar cane plantations in the Lowveld, amid fears ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Govt Admits Failure to Supply Clean Water

    The Herald, 29 November 2012

    GOVERNMENT has admitted failing to supply adequate and clean water to Harare residents prompting it to regularise the operations of bulk water companies selling water to residents. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Find Lasting Solution to Water Woes (editorial)

    The Herald, 1 December 2012

    Water Resources Development and Management Minister Samuel Sipepa Nkomo on Wednesday admitted that he has failed to ensure that Harare gets clean water. read more »

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