Zesa disconnects Harare water plants

by | Jun 17, 2021 | Business | 0 comments

Alex Ndhlovu

Harare City Council has claimed that its water treatment plants have been switched off by the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority over non-payment of bills.

Much of Harare has not had water since morning, including the Central Business District and the Avenues area, which enjoy better supply in normal times.

The local authority announced this development through its official Twitter account.
“Dear Harare Residents.
We are facing power challenges at our water treatment plants following power disconnections over a debt by the power utility. We are currently negotiating with ZESA for power restoration,” the tweet reads.

Council proceeded to blame the residents for the predicament it finds itself in.
“Council is owed over ZWL8 billion by its customers. Failure by our customers to pay their bills is adversely affecting our capacity to pay our creditors.

We urge our customers to pay their bills so that we in turn pay our creditors,” City of Harare wrote.
The degeneration of the City of Harare continues unabated as the occupants of Town House find new depths of ineptitude with each passing day.