Residents of Old Magwegwe have implored Bulawayo City Council to find a lasting solution to their water woes, fearing that with continued cholera reports, the outbreak can be catastrophic for them.

Situated just a stone throw from Bulawayo City Council’s water reservoir, Old Magwegwe is perched on high ground such that any slight water rationing sees the suburb going for days without running water.

The ZBC News caught up with desperate community members scrambling to at least secure a bucket of water from a bouser truck which periodically comes to their rescue.

The residents pleaded with the local authority not only to consider constructing a water pipeline which would be dedicated to the highly perched location, but also to increase the trips of the bouser truck to alleviate their woes.

Efforts to get a comment from Bulawayo City Council were fruitless as officials kept on saying they are out of office.

Despite the commended efforts from Bulawayo City Council to provide safe water to its rate payers, recently its water supply has been affected by erratic water pumping from Nyamandlovu aquifers as electricity copper cables have been vandalised.