Water crisis hits Murambinda Growth Point

BIANCA MUGWAGWA MURAMBINDA – An unprecedented water crisis has hit the 3 500 people at Murambinda Growth Point where tape water is av...




BIANCA MUGWAGWA

MURAMBINDA – An unprecedented water crisis has hit the 3 500 people at Murambinda Growth Point where tape water is available for one hour a day, Murambinda Councillor Nelson Mahamba has said.
He said the water comes at midnight and many residents miss it.
The crisis is so bad that water authorities are digging into sand (mufuku) along Mwerahari River in order to pump out water for the growth point.
Water problems were worsened by the construction of Marova – Nyathi Dam which is three km upstream. Government has run out of money to complete the dam and the uncompleted dam wall has blocked the little water that would otherwise flow down to Murambinda's water drawing point along the river.
Buhera District Administrator, Rolland Madondo said that a program to sink more boreholes was in the pipeline.
"We are looking at deepening the boreholes to about 120metres," said Madondo.
ZINWA Buhera District Head, Chipaya Mabhau declined to comment.
"The whole growth point is now dependent on boreholes but remember this is a growth point whose toilets use on flush systems. The 11 boreholes in the growth point can no longer cope and they run out of water frequently.
"Long queues form at the boreholes and people are queuing for water until late into the night," he said.
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