Deputy Mayor Enock Mupamawonde, Environment Management Committee chairperson councilor Kudzai Kadzombe and her deputy Councilor Stewart Mutizwa on Tuesday met Government officials over the water crisis.
Permanent Secretary of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Climate Mr Ringson Chitsiko led the Government team which included Zimbabwe National Water Authority officials.
Speaking after the meeting EMC chairperson Cllr Kadzombe said the team agreed on a long term solution for the water crisis in two weeks’ time.
“We resolved that that in two weeks’ time the team made up of City of Harare Zimbabwe Water Authority and the ministry engineers will come up with a list of short- and long-term solutions to the water crisis we are facing as a City,” she said.
“We updated the permanent secretary that we as council are in a process of procuring water bowsers that will be tractor drawn, motorized boreholes and mobile water treatment plants.”
Local authorities countrywide are facing acute water problems as a result of successive droughts and other factors.
Harare’s main water source Lake Chivero is heavily polluted and the city uses up to nine chemicals to treat the water to meet World Health Organization Standards.