The water supply situation in Dete, Hwange, is set to improve following the procurement of materials needed for bringing on board additional boreholes to augment the ones currently in use.
With a growing population and located in the heart of Hwange National Park, Dete has for long faced perennial water challenges that would see the area going for prolonged periods without water.
However this is set to be a thing of the past as the addition of new boreholes will see water production in Dete going up from the current 80 cubic meters per hour to around 200 cubic meters per hour.
Hwange Service Centre team leader, Engineer Hassan Tobve, confirmed the development.
“Dete is on course. This week we are installing some pumps which were procured to augment our supplies. We have received five submersible pumps to be added to the four boreholes which were already there.
“We are targeting to install two this week. The workshop team is on the ground as we speak,” said Eng Tobve.
He added that the new boreholes will help boost ZINWA’s capacity in the area.
“Definitely we will be talking a different story. Currently we are doing 80 cubic metres per hour and we are targeting 200 cubic metres per hour,” he said.