HARARE Zimbabwe (Xinhua) --
Most parts of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare have gone
for days without tap water due to a breakdown of equipment at
the main treatment plant as well as poor quality of raw water.
expected to start improving early next week as authorities
implement several measures to alleviate the water challenges,
the council said in a statement Thursday.
“We regret to inform
our water customers of the on-going water challenges in the
city,” the council said.
“Over the past few
weeks our water production at Morton Jaffray has been depressed,
averaging 272 megaliters per day against a normal daily average
of 450 megaliters.”
It said the
shortages were due to several factors, among them poor quality
of raw water, which has made the treatment process very
difficult and resulted in the breakdown of equipment.
The poor quality
followed delayed rains which normally help in diluting the water
source, Lake Chivero.