UNICEF sinks boreholes ahead of water disruptions

unicef_logoMARONDERA As the local council replaces aged water and sewer pipes around the city, UNICEF has embarked on a borehole sinking exercise at schools, clinics and residential areas.

Council will soon launch a massive water and sewer pipe replacement project. We will replace old 150mm with 300mm pipes. A reputable company has been awarded the tender to carry out the project. UNICEF will sink boreholes at eight schools and two clinics in phase one of the programme. This will be followed by other boreholes at selected shopping centers and open spaces in residential suburbs, said the Mayor, Farai Nyandoro.

The project is funded by $2.9 million allocated to the council by Finance Minister, Tendai Biti, to solve council water and sewer reticulation woes in the town. The exercise, which is expected to be completed before the end of this year, will also see the replacement of small water reservoir tanks with huge ones, and the provision of new pumps.

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