Works on the rehabilitation of the Zimunya water treatment plant under a $1.8 million World Bank grant have commenced.

Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) Operations Engineer Save Catchment, Engineer Passwell Nyahora, who was briefing the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environment, Water and Hospitality Industry in Zimunya, says the year-long project which is now at six percent will see 270 households and 115 connections to the sewerage system.

Engineer Nyahora says Zimunya water treatment plant built in the 1950s will be able to pump 46 cubic litres of water per hour, which is 200 percent of current capacity.

The parliamentarians were taken on a tour of the plant whose additional capacity of water as well as sanitation facilities are expected to make the lives of the community more bearable.

ZINWA is seized with the procurement of pumps, motors and pipes to rehabilitate water stations, among other pressing needs countrywide.