He said the current system was built in 1897 during the colonial era to meet the needs of an urban minority, however, the population grew extensively following independence. “For us to have a constant water supply we need a complete overhaul. We need to improve our storage capacity to cater for the growing population,” said Muzawazi.
He said the $3 million the local authority had received from the central government for the rehabilitation of water and sewer system had already been spent.
Muzawazi said the council was currently working on a $5, 5 million budget to avert the acute shortage of water in some city suburbs.