Perrenial water woes in Sentosa and Greencroft are set to ease after council commissioned three water pumps at Blue Lagoon Pump Station.
Ward 16 councillor Denford Ngadziore said the suburbs had been facing water problems for the past fifteen years due to low pumping pressure from Morton Jaffray.
In an interview, Cllr Ngadziore said Council and the Ward Development Committee was focussed on improving service delivery in Mabelreign and surrounding areas.
“We have for so long noted with concern the lack of service delivary, especially water in Sentosa. We as council had to devise a plan to enable these residents to also get water.’
“It is pleasing to note that three pumps were commissioned at Blue Lagoon Pump Station, in order to supplement to the low pumping capacity at the mother plant which has resulted in some areas in the ward going for some time without water,” he said.
In an effort to fairly distribute the precious resource to all residents in the ward, Cllr Ngadziore said he wrote an official request to Harare Water director Eng Mabhena Moyo to temporary isolate areas that have been having water to be diverted to other areas in need for the precious resource.
“Although at Morton Jaffray they have been pumping at full capacity, I can confirm areas like Sentosa and Greencroft still don’t get water.’
“An official letter has been written to Eng Mabhena requesting that when council pumps water ,they close or isolate some valves which pump water to other areas, leaving only Ganges take off open for a continuous period of seven days in a month to ensure that all tanks in Emerald Hill are filled to capacity.’
“If the Emerald Hill tanks are filled to capacity it will be possible for areas like Sentosa,Greencroft,Tokwe and Sabi flats to get water at least once or twice a week,” said Cllr Ngadziore.
At full capacity Morton Jaffray produces and pumps 610 mega litres of portable water in Harare against a requirement 1 200 mega litres per day.