A multimillion dollar water treatment plant is set to be established in the Mt Hampden area and will serve a number of areas, west and south west of Harare.

Mt Hampden and several other settlements on the boundary between Harare and Zvimba rely on the capital city for water, but the supplies are not reliable.

It is in this spirit that the responsible authority for the area, Zvimba Rural District Council (RDC), has come up with plans to have its own source of treated water.

Zvimba RDC chief executive officer Mr Peter Hlohla said a tender for bids are going to be flighted for a technical partner to carry out project feasibility studies for the proposed water treatment plant.

“We are going to call for bids for a partner to carry out feasibility studies for the project. Without our own source of water the whole of Mt Hampden and surrounding areas will not be upgraded to a better level,” he said.

The plant will provide portable drinking water to areas such as Sandton, Mt Hampden, parts of Glenview Extension, Rainham, Nyabira and Darwendale among others.