Cleaning distribution reservoirs to interrupt Mutare water supply

By Felix Matasva I Manicaland Correspondent

MUTARE City Council is set to clean its water distribution tanks in Sakubva, Dangamvura and Fern Valley suburbs as some residents have received dirty water due to sludge that has built up over the time in some of the tanks.

In a public notice, the local authority said the reservoir cleaning exercise will cut off the water supply to the affected areas, so residents and stakeholders will be notified before it begins.

“Notice is hereby given to all residents and stakeholders that Mutare Town will conduct a clean-up exercise at Nyakamete Reservoir which supplies the Industrial Zone, Beira Corridor, Natvest and areas around Mutare Teachers College; Large and small Sakubva water reservoirs which supply the entire Sakubva region; Dangamvura Zone 3 Reservoir which feeds Zone 3 and Fern Valley Reservoir which feeds Fern Valley.

“Tank cleaning will take place in the above order and residents will be notified two days prior to the actual cleaning date.

“Cleaning the reservoir will disrupt the water supply and residents may receive brownish-colored water soon after the water is restored,” the notice reads.

The local authority has apologized to residents who were receiving dirty brownish water in some of the residential areas in the eastern border town.

The worst affected areas are the industrial zone of Nyakamete and the high-density suburb of Sakubva where the tanks had accumulated silt.

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