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    Monday, 17 September 2018

    Chiredzi TC fails to account for 62% of its treated water

    Gibson Hwende.


    CHIREDZI – Chiredzi Town Council Commission is failing to account for 62 percent of water that it treats at its Hippo Valley Waterworks.
    This was said by the chairperson of the outgoing Chiredzi Town Council commission at a recent stakeholders meeting. Ronald Ndava who led a commission to run the affairs of the council at the time of the elections said Chiredzi Town Council is failing to bill usage of 62% of the water that it is treating.
    He said there was a possibility that the water was being abused and he called for thorough investigation into the matter.
    He said 315 981 cubic milliliters is being treated but only 120 889 is being sold.
    Chiredzi Town Secretary Charles Muchatukwa said they were going to work together with the new council and respect them as police makers.
    "We called this meeting to establish facts that can assist our town with its revenue collection. We have noted that the council is failing to account for 62 percent of the treated water and this is one of the critical sources of the local authority's perenial losses.
    "Water production stands at 315 981 cubic m but only 120 889 cubic are being billed leaving a difference of 195 092 cubic m which is not being accounted for. We think there are some people who are illegally using this water in Chiredzi and we are encouraging you to pay for what you are using," said Ndava.
    Chairperson of United Chiredzi Residents and Ratepayers Association (UCHIRRA) Josphat Tizirai said there is need for a serious inquiry into the missing water.
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