Bulawayo City Council's Councillors Push For More Boreholes

Bulawayo City Council's Councillors Push For More Boreholes

Bulawayo City Councillors are considering using devolution funds to drill more boreholes to address the city’s perennial water crisis.


In 2019, the city suffered one of its worst water crises, during which 13 people died in Luveve's high-density suburb, while thousands were hospitalised after they drank contaminated water.

The situation did not get any better in 2020 after one of the city’s dams was decommissioned due to low water levels. The latest council minutes indicate that councillors have proposed that more boreholes be sunk.

Councillor Felix Mhaka is said to have suggested that the city has enough raw water sources, but pumping was the problem.
Bulawayo City Councillors Push For More Boreholes
Bulawayo City Councillors Push For More Boreholes
“More boreholes should be drilled in the city, especially in low-density areas. Not everyone can afford borehole drilling fees because some of the residents are pensioners. Devolution funds could be used.

“Councillor Mzamo Dube’s view was that the department of engineering services should investigate the availability of underground water,” the minutes read.

Councillor Silas Chigora supported the idea of borehole drilling and stressed the need to conserve water.

Councillor Edwin Ndlovu suggested that sites should be identified for new boreholes.

“Councillor Donaldson Mabutho noted that borehole water could be used for non-potable uses, in order to relieve pressure on treated piped water.”

However, deputy mayor Mlandu Ncube reminded councillors that the council’s mandate was to provide treated piped water to residents.

Ncube said it was not the council’s mandate to provide borehole water as its quality was not guaranteed. Councillor Febbie Msipa and Alderman Monica Lubimbi said water rationing had been introduced prematurely because the rainy season had not ended yet.

While the city has given assurances that the water supply is adequate to last until 2026, many have disputed the assertion.

While dams such as Insiza can last for years, Umzingwane may not. The dam could be decommissioned soon due to low water levels.
ProWater Solutions Zimbabwe Has Extensive Coverage Around Zimbabwe.
We also have a substantial presence and exprerience in Borehole Siting and Borehole Drilling, Borehole Installation and Solar Systems.
Please Call Us On +263 77 389 8979 or +263 71 961 3479.
Please Note: If you are interested in getting Expert advice on Borehole Drilling and Borehole Installation in Zimbabwe, we provide that information for FREE here at ProWater Systems Zimbabwe. So feel free to get in touch with us to discuss your project by calling or sending a WhatsApp message.

ProWater Sales 1: +263 77 389 8979
ProWater Sales 2 +263 71 961 3479.

ProWater Solutions makes no representations or warranties express or implied in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

ProWater Solutions shall not be responsible for, and disclaims all liability for loss, injury, expense or damage (whether direct or consequential) of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered as a result of or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to the use of or reliance upon any information, links or services provided through this website.

ProWater Solutions reserves the right to in its absolute discretion to modify, upgrade, update, suspend or withdraw this website or any part thereof at any time.

ProWater Solutions Through Borehole Drilling In Zimbabwe links you to the best borehole drilling service providers in Zimbabwe.

These service providers can assist you right from initial consultancy up to the drilling itself. Request ProWater Solutions Services from the comfort of your home – through the ProWater Solutions WhatsApp Number:
on +263 77 389 8979 or +263 71 961 3479.
Sponsored Text: For All Your Borehole Drilling Services Contact Us:

Five Facts About Borehole Drilling That You Need To Take Note Of:
1. Know Your Borehole Casings:The Preferred Borehole Casing In Zimbabwe Is Class 9 and 10 (Pressure Classes.)This is because Class 9 and Class 10 Casings are more collapse resistant. The strength of a Casing is often described as collapse resistance.

2. Borehole Drilling Depth: The exact depth, of where the water is located, cannot be established by the drilling contractor nor the Water Surveyor (Borehole Siter).

3. The Is No 100% Guarantee On Water: It is important to note that it is never a 100% guarantee that any hole will yield water, the amount and water quality can also not be guaranteed by the drilling contractor and water surveyor.

4. Borehole Siting or Water Surveying Is Important: Making use of a hydrologist or traditional water diviner will increase your chances of having a successful borehole that will yield a sufficient amount of water.

5. Know The Risks: The risk of the borehole drilling lies with the property owner. The client will still be liable for the drilling costs irrespective of a borehole yielding water or not.

Your smile is our commitment!

Call Us Today:
ProWater Sales 1: +263 77 389 8979
ProWater Sales 2 +263 71 961 3479.

We Guarantee All Our Workmanship.

Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Our mission is to raise awareness about water access, management and use, and generate discussion that allows improving people's lives. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

Supported by its values of integrity, innovation and involvement, ProWater Solutions has achieved a milestone year by celebrating 10 years in business in the industry. Our experience, along with our close clients relationship and case by case solutions, have helped lead the way in keeping ProWater Solutions as the preferred partners in the Borehole Drilling industry in Zimbabwe.

ProWater Solutions or Borehole Drillers Zimbabwe members are situated around Zimbabwe, forming the largest international network of water professionals working towards a water-wise within Zimbabwe and Southern Africa.

Copyright © | ProWater Solutions - Borehole Drilling in Zimbabwe [All Rights Reserved]
Terms and Conditions. - Privacy Policy.

ProWater Solutions: is the online hub or portal relating to everything on Borehole Drilling In Zimbabwe. We aim to be the go-to online hub of Borehole Drilling In Zimbabwe and assist other borehole companies by sharing our traffic and leads to them.

The ProWater Solutions website was built and is optimized to rank on the first page of google for every city, provinces as well as potentially every keyword pertaining to boreholes. (We have invested a lot into SEO and other digital marketing strategies in Zimbabwe.)

Contact Us:

+263 77 389 8979
+263 71 961 3479
Call or WhatsApp

ProWater Soluitons celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2022, and it is especially pleasing that it will be a year of achievement. Despite strong competition, we gained market share and delivered sound earnings performance. In marking the 10th year of ProWater Solutions, we extend our appreciation to ProWater Solutions employees for their efforts, and for the support of our business clients and investors, as well as our partners and affiliates.

Form WhatsApp

This order requires the WhatsApp application.

Order now
avatar
ProWater Solutions Online
ProWater Solutions comprises a cross-section of water professionals, including engineers, municipal leaders, CEOs, and environmentalists, among others. ProWater Solutions Team
Chat with WhatsApp