By News Editor
Gweru residents are to brace for a continued water shedding regimen after water levels from The Midlands Provincial Capital City have greatly declined.
The situation comes at a time when water is an urgent need in the Covid-19 fight.
Gweru City Spokesperson Vimbai Chingwaramusee however, assured residents that its not all gloom as the available water sources can take residents up to the next rainy season.
“Currently our water at Amapongokwe is plus or minus 37% technically this will last us approximately 6 months so provisionally it will take us to the new rainy season. To save water we have to stick to our water rationing schedule,” Chingwaramusee said.
Water levels at Gwenhoro is approximated to be around 17%.
Chingwaramusee said is a challenge when Gweru is preaching the gospel on the need to have the precious liquid in Covid-19 fight.
“It is quite disheartening that we cannot offer the precious liquid to our valued residents at a time when we are advocating for them to constantly wash their hands with running water. How ever as a local authority we encourage our valued residents to use water sparingly and to ensure that they use the little they get for hygienic purposes,” she said.
The water crises comes at a time when Gweru has registered 73 Covid-19 cases placing the District as the second epicentre of Covid-19 following Zvishavane.
Meanwhile, about five nurses at Gweru Provincial Hospital are in quarantine after they got in contact with the late acting Midlands Provincial deputy registrar Andrew Mpambo who succumbed to the deadly virus. To date five people have died of Covid-19 in Midlands.