Plans are in motion for the upgrading of the Morton Jaffray water treatment plant in Harare, Zimbabwe. The plant was shut down on 30th April 2020 to undergo the much needed upgrade.
According to Corporate and communications manager Michael Chideme, the upgrade will have the temporary shutdown from 4pm to 6pm. That this will allow for the installation of a pump at Warren Control Pump Station to match the improved water delivery capacity that is now averaging 300 million liters a day.
As the corona virus keeps spreading, the city of Harare needs at least US $2.3bn to address the acute water shortages in the city. These will be through the construction of new dams, new water treatment plants, and the refurbishment of the existing infrastructure including the water distribution network.
With the current situation, residents has been forced to continue queuing at community boreholes. This will further exposed them to the spread of the corona virus.