Redcliff to set up treatment plant


REDCLIFF Municipality has appealed for financial assistance from the government to construct a US$45 million water treatment plant in order to arrest acute water shortages that have haunted the town for a long time.

The small town gets its water supplies from the City of Kwekwe, whose water supplies have been erratic due to severe pollution, leading to residents going for more than one month without running water.

Redcliff mayor Clayton Masiyatsva said due to heavy rains that have been pounding most parts of the Midlands, the town has gone for close to a month without running tap water.

“They told us that the reason they are failing to pump water to our town is that the raw water coming is dirty because of the rains,” Masiyatsva said.

Town clerk Gilson Chakauya said the local authority needs a sustainable solution to the water situation.“We have since conducted a feasibility study on having a water treatment plant as a local authority. After the conducting of feasibility studies, we realised that we need US$45 million to construct our own water treatment plant,” Chakauya said.

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