Sanyati Catchment

  1. Preamble
  2. Water Supply
  3. Hydrology
  4. Quality Assurance
  5. Stores

Preamble

The catchment is bordered by areas as far as Magunje, Alaska, Selous, Mahusekwa, Chivhu, Mvuma, Gweru, Gokwe, Lusulu up to Lake Kariba. The border covers four Provinces which are Mashonaland West, Mashonaland East, Midlands and Matebeleland North. Major rivers that drains into Sanyati River are Munyati, Muzvezve, Sebakwe, Kwekwe and Mupfure. The major towns serviced by the Catchment are Gweru, Kwekwe, Kadoma, Chegutu, Gokwe, Chivhu and Mvuma. The catchment consists of several sections with Water Supply Operations being the largest. Other sections include finance/accounts, hydrology, groundwater, quality assurance, human resources and administration and technical. The following is a brief outline of each section;

Water Supply

The department is responsible for the provision of clear water to various entities, carrying out feasibility studies, engineering surveys, designs and construction of water supply infrastructure, maintenance, rehabilitation and operation of existing water supply infrastructure in an efficiently and economically way so as to supply uninterrupted quality water.

Hydrology

Responsible for water allocations, monitoring of hydrological stations, coordination of sediment sampling, hydrological maps
and provision of technical advice catchment and sub-catchment councils.

Quality Assurance

Provide production and technical support for water treatment stations, ensures water resources protection, environmental protection, public health protection and chemical handling safety.

Stores

A subsection of Finance responsible for the procurement and distribution of all operational items needed for the smooth running of the catchment. That encompasses protective clothing for catchment employees, water treatment chemicals, fuels and stationery.

Workshop

Responsible for maintenance, installation and repairs of all pump-sets, engines, electric motors, electric starters, LV lines as well as fabrication of water supply pipelines.

Technical

Responsible for the design and construction of water supply stations and dams. Supervision and maintenance of dams and routinely checking for dam safety.