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    ZINWA resume water services in Chatsworth




    TATENDA CHIZU

    GUTU
    – The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has restored normal water supply at Chatsworth Business Centre in Gutu that had gone for a month with residents scrambling for the precious liquid in a well.
    ZINWA engineer Chengetai Chikara and Wellington Mugadziwa who is corporate communications and marketing officer took The Mirror to the plant where everything is now fixed.
    Chatsworth ZINWA water operator Adonis Muzvidziwa of ZINWA said  the problem was caused by the replacement of a high lift stop pump at the plant since the old one was small so it needed an upgrade.
    Engineer Chikara also said that when there is a replacement of a new pump the old pipes can burst because of the pressure of the new high lift stop pump so there was need for the replacement of old pipes.  
    "ZINWA did not fail to fix the pipes problem according to the report from the residents but it just took some time, there was a replacement of an old pump which caused the pumps to burst but ZINWA was working on that and according to the records by July 17 the problem was fixed," he said.
    The Mirror interviewed Atinos Tonhodzayi, the head at Gertnel Primary School about the issue and he said there was no longer a crisis  since mid July everything was solved and they are getting water.
    "The water crisis problem which was faced by residents for about a month was solved and from that time we haven't experienced any crisis," said Tonhodzayi.
    The Mirror also interviewed one of the residents Solotia Makasha, a shopkeeper at Chigome store at Chatsworth Township who also confirmed that ZINWA solved the problem that they had been experiencing.
    "We have been experiencing problems here, to get water people were driving to ZINWA plant with cars. There is a well at the National Railways but the problem has however, been solved since mid-July," said Makasha.
    However, ZINWA also said that some of the residents in Chatsworth are not paying water bills so they are facing a challenge. Chatsworth could not even raise money to buy its own pump.
    "We are having a problem in the payment of water bills in Chatsworth so sometimes we have to disconnect bad debtors", said Chikara.
    Gertnel Primary School headmaster Tonhodzayi confirmed that they owe ZINWA more than $400 because of financial problems since they get money from school fees.
    "Many of our students come from the rural areas and they do not pay fees in time so we have a debt of about $400 or more", said Tonhodzayi
    The Mirror contacted ZINWA Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager Marjorie Munyonga who confirmed that the problem in Chartsworth has since been rectified but urged people to report any water supply problems to ZINWA on time.
    "I am happy to say that ZINWA have since rectified the water supply problem in Chatsworth but would like to urge the general public to report such and any other water supply problems on time. I also want to appeal to our valued clients that they pay their bills on time," said Munyonga.local news
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