Bulawayo City Council (BCC) hosted a water crisis meeting which was held at the Council Chambers, City Hall. Youth for Innovation Trust (YIT) was represented by Thandolwenkosi Dube at the meeting various issues relating to the water crisis were discussed. Amongst the speakers at the meeting was His Worship The mayor of Bulawayo Solomon Mguni.
Some of the key issues discussed during the meeting include the following
- Bulawayo City Council officials encouraged residents to pay water bills on time so as to improve service delivery in the city of Bulawayo, and some of the challenges faced by the local authority are accredited to residents failing to pay their bills on time.
- Another issue rising was the pressure on the usage of water by residents during the Shutdown which saw the local authority failing to meet the demand.
- Use of Technological advances by the local authority to further improve water supply in the city, these will help in developing new systems that will help taking the city forward.
- There has been a reduction in the water supply by 15% in the industrial site as well as the high and low residential since the commencement of the water rationing throughout the city of Bulawayo.
- Due to the unreliable rains the city has been receiving it is estimated that by April 2020 there will not be enough water supply.
- The water supply currently stands at 60% until the next rainy season.
His worship the mayor of Bulawayo urged the residents of Bulawayo to conserve water as the city goes through the water rationing. He also highlighted on the means the council will adopt as form of communication with the residents about the water rationing schedules. These mediums include the use of the city of Bulawayo Social media pages as well as their website.