Harare City Council is considering setting up an algea treatment plant  at the Morton Jaffray water  works as it seeks to  significantly reduce dangerous toxicants that remain a menace  at  Lake Chivero .

Harare’s largest water  source  Lake  Chivero is  currently  under severe  stress  from depleting water levels  and  unprecedented levels  of pollution.

The algae menace  at the water body has increased significantly  further affecting auqa life.

During  a tour of the  Morton Jaffray water  treatment plant by Local Government, Public Works and National housing Honourable  July Moyo this  Friday, engineers at the facility apprised their principal  on how they are  fighting the algae  challenge  and a proposal that will help to reduce  and  extract the algae.

Government seeks to restore efficiency at the treatment  plant  after  a brief  shutdown a few weeks  ago.

Recently, government  guaranteed Harare  City  Council’s  US$868 million  deal  with a Chinese company  for  water  and waste  water  projects.