The Municipality of Marondera secured six water bowsers for its residents for a staggering ZWL$1.1m Open Council Marondera has learnt.
Five of the bowsers landed in town this week and are meant to assist residents in alleviating water problems especially at funerals.
Marondera Mayor Chengetai Murowa confirmed the development and said the latest consignment will go a long way in addressing water problems being faced in the town.
“We secured six water bowsers and they costed almost RTGS$1.1m. We had a massive shortage of bowsers and residents were facing water supply supply challenges especially during funerals. The three bowsers we had are worn out, they were leaking. We are optimistic that we have something though we still need more,” he said.
Marondera Town is currently facing massive water challenges with authorities blaming the ever growing population resulting in water rationing.
The situation has also been worsened by an old water works system that was installed in the early 1970s.
In a bid to address the water challenges, the local authority has also drilled 16 boreholes in each ward for the benefit of the residents.
The local authority recently received a total of US$520k from AFDB bank meant for water and sewer reticulation purposes.