Report: Warren Park residents cry foul. A 25 litre bucket of water costs $20. One of the residents, Albert Kurima, said the water crisis had reached a tipping point despite residents paying water bills to the City Council.
Warren Park residents have resorted to borehole water, where they pay a certain fee, as nothing has been coming out of the taps in their homes.
“It’s a sad situation in homes, we do not have a single drop and our cries are falling on deaf ears,” he said. “It’s been a long time facing this same water crisis. “The bills keep coming but water doesn’t come.”
Some free boreholes are overwhelmed with a huge number of residents queuing up for water while those with cars flock to boreholes in Belvedere where some individuals provide water for free.
In November, 2020, Government provided water pump sets worth over US$9 million to the Harare City Council for installation at Warren Control Pump Station, the nerve centre of water distribution, in the capital. In January last year, the City of Harare went through a 16-hour maintenance programme at the Warren Control waterworks.
But, still, the residents are dealing with the same water crisis they were facing before the interventions. Ward 15 Councillor, Tichaona Mhetu, said they were facing challenges from damaged pipes and other factors, beyond their control.
Source – H-Metro
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