Harare City Council (HCC) has announced the imminent shutdown of water production citing a shortage of Aluminium Sulphate.

In a statement, the local government authority said all parts of the city will be affected.

Read the statement below:

𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝘂𝘁𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗱𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘂𝗺 𝗦𝘂𝗹𝗽𝗵𝗮𝘁𝗲.

The City would like to notify you that due to critically low stocks of aluminium sulphate, water production has been reduced to stretch valuable stocks from 20 hours of operation to 30 hours from 2000hrs yesterday.

This means that we will be running out of the product and ceasing operations around midnight today.

Currently, one pump is running to Warren Control and one to Lonchinvar which means that the supply level is almost insignificant and all parts of the city will be affected.

Our supplier of liquid aluminium sulphate has suffered a breakdown at their manufacturing plant which they hope will be repaired by Saturday morning and will resume deliveries later on the course of that day.

Granular aluminium is only expected to start arriving in the country from Monday 13 February 2023.

Efforts are underway to seek an alternative delivery sooner to cut the length of the shutdown.

Any inconveniences caused are sincerely regretted.