Drought

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    Water trouble as 150 boreholes in Manicaland dry up

    Villagers in Makoni District are eagerly awaiting the onset of the rains in the hope that they will alleviate their suffering owing to serious shortages of water that have come as a result of the receding water table. Manicaland has suffered droughts for three consecutive seasons and as a result, most rivers and boreholes have dried up. According to the…

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    Bulawayo swims in sewage as pipes run dry

    BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) is considering recycling water from a dam polluted with sewage because it can no longer supply its 650,000 inhabitants with running water. Bulawayo’s municipality wants to make use of the Khami Dam, where the water is of an acceptable standard, said Sikhumbuzo Ncube, the city’s engineering services deputy director. The reservoir on the western outskirts of…

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