Council disconnects water


By Staff Reporter

DESPITE its failure to supply water religiously to ratepayers, the municipality is actually disconnecting them for non-payment of bills.
This is week four since Bindura Municipality Council has been moving around disconnecting water supplies to residents.
The move by the Council left Bindura residents at the mercy of cholera and typhoid outbreaks particularly in areas, which do not have wells and boreholes.
Mayor Brian Kembo has said that Council needs money to buy chemicals and the public should be aware of this and that taking such a move was a sign that this was a crucial issue, which needed to be solved.
“We are having a problem that the public is reconnecting water to their households on their own, without making payments, hence we are taking serious measures,” he said.
Beauty Maposa, a resident from Chiwaridzo 1, said that there were certain places where water had not been coming out on taps for nearly a year.
A municipal worker said that they were disconnecting such water meters and removing them until water bills were fully paid.
Suburbs such as Chipadze have many households, which no longer have waters reading meters.
Mayor Kembo said that residents should continue to pay water bills so that council can buy more water treatment chemicals.

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