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Chinhoyi facing dire water shortages owing to pumps breakdown.

by BustopTV

By Lerato Ndlovu.

Chinhoyi, is currently experiencing water challenges due to the breakdown of three pumps at its Hunyani raw water pump station, an official from Chinhoyi Municipality said.

Municipality of Chinhoyi spokesperson Mr Tichaona Mlauzi said that there were multiple breakdowns due to a pipe leakage which resulted in submerging of the pumps thereby incapacitating the pumping system.

“The Hunyani raw water pump station pumps water from the Hunyani River to the Spreckley kopje water purification plant,which serves the bulk of Chinhoyi residential area.” He said ” However there have been multiple pipe leakages resulting in the town not being able to receive water as required.

He also mentioned that the municipality engineers were on the ground working tirelessly, the wet weather was going to affect progress and urged people to use water wisely.

” Our engineers are working flat out to repair the pumps,” he said. “The situation is (however) further exarcebated by the wet weather which makes drying the pumps challenging.we urge the residents of Chinhoyi to use water sparingly during this period as we attend to the problem, “the spokesperson said.

Water is currently being rationed to at most 2 hours a day with other parts of the town not even receiving a drop.

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