Dangamvura residents have raised concern over council’s slow pace in resolving water challenges.

News that council secured funding had somewhat brought relief for residents in Dangamvura who hoped their water woes would soon be resolved by the completion of the water pipeline.

It seems, however, the problem that has nagged them for almost two decades is far from being over as there is no solution in sight.

Contacted for comment Mutare City Council Public Relations Officer Mr Spren Mutiwi appealed for patience from Dangamvura residents saying the water crisis in their area is on council’s top priority list.

“The perennial problem of water supplies in Dangamvura is our top priority, as management we want to retire the issue. We are happy that council has secured funding to the tune US$400 000 which shall be channelled through Zimfund for the provision of water.

“As a temporary measure to address the plight of the residents and to ensure water supplies, council is implementing water demand management strategy to share the precious liquid and over and above that we are augmenting the supplies through the provision of water bowsers,” said Mr Mutiwi.

Dangamvura has not been receiving constant and adequate water supply for almost two decades, putting residents under the burden of having to find alternative water sources, some of them unsafe.