John Murwira in Chinhoyi
THE Water crisis that had hit Chinhoyi over the festive season has been resolved after the council managed to repair its water pumps.
Addressing stakeholders during a site view tour of the water pumping site, Chinhoyi municipality town clerk Marxwell Kaitano said all was now well at the pump station as council managed to repair all the three pumps.
“We have managed to repair all the three pumps; water situation is normalising,” he said.
Council promised to expand its pumping capacity to cater for the growing population.
“As council we saw the need to expand our pumping capacity to cater for the growing population,” said the town clerk.
Ward four councillor, Brighton Mhizha, said council was in a positive direction as it immediately responded to the crisis.
“The immediate response by council shows commitment to the plight of residents and this must happen to all concerns raised by residents,” he said
Residents had called on council to work on gravity issues to ensure water is accessible where there was low pressure.
“Council needs to work on gravity issues to make sure areas where water is not reaching have access to it,” said a resident Lavender Mapfumo.
Chinhoyi Mayor councillor Dyke Makumbi assured residents of a prosperous 2020.
“As council we have the residents’ plight at heart and 2020 is going to be prosperous,” Makumbe said.