sewer spilling into Mucheke River on a daily basis from the sewage works
adjacent to Rujeko suburb whenever there is electrical load shedding.
water source for Masvingo Urban, and the quality of raw water determines the
amount of water treatment chemicals required.
Musekiwa told council that they should come up with a plan to alleviate the
sewer problem before it turns into a health disaster for the city.
every time there is electrical load shedding, raw sewer spills outside the
treatment plant and flows into the river.
to council to do something about the thick stench of the sewer that flows in
the open and eventually ends up in Mucheke River, adjacent to their
homes,” Musekiwa said.
the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) for contaminating Shakashe River,
another tribute to Lake Mutirikwi with raw sewer and they paid over US$8000 to
the regulatory body.
weed—water hyacinth has also suffered extensively from siltation, and EMA once
attributed raw sewer as the direct cause of water hyacinth growth in the river.
cases on the manholes along the sewer line, with a number of them being blocked
with rocks and bags of sand by streambank cultivators to water their plots.
the lids to the drain waste vent system, exposing the manholes to further
smelt them and mold them into tools they can resell. A lot of them now no
longer have lids and it is a real challenge,” Mukaratirwa said.
rivers, further deteriorating the quality of raw water that goes into Lake
meeting said the city risks finding itself in Harare’s situation of failing to
treat water if no action is taken because of the increase in cost of water
without any water treatment chemicals because the unavailability of foreign
currency worsens our situation,” Manyanga said.