ADB pumps $2m into council water project

The African Development Bank has unlocked a $2 million facility to cater for local water and sewer reticulation services.

The development is set to go a long way in improving erratic water supply problems as council failed to meet demand due to aged pumps.

Burst pipes, which have been a result of the old sewer lining system, are also expected to come to an end.

Chegutu Municipality Town Clerk, Alex Mandigo, told journalists at Chinhoyi Press Club that residents would see an immediate improvement in service delivery.

“We are due to refurbish our water and sewer systems and in a short time residents in our suburbs should be able to note a difference in their lives,” Mandigo said.

He added that plans were also underway to ensure that the town start using pre-paid water meters so that consumers do not complain of unfair billing.

At present, 70% of residents do not have water meters at all, and are charged according to estimated usage.

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