‘Council water safer than borehole water’
This came out at last week’s full council meeting.
Residents should desist from going to boreholes because some of them have contaminated water.
She said the city had taken measures to ensure the supply of clean water to residents.
This year work has started and is progressing well.
We start in areas that are really bad and we need to replace three-quarters.
We expect the pace to increase next year,” she said.
We should reduce the rate of water contamination.
There is also contamination from industries, urban agriculture and we are looking at new chemicals that can be used to clean the water.
Some councillors urged urban farmers to produce crops organically to reduce contamination of ground water with chemical residue.
This year, council embarked on reservoir cleaning to ensure supply of clean water.