The project consists in undertaking urgent repairs to broken down equipment and appurtenances necessary to ensure equitable and improved distribution of water supply. Access to drinking water supply will be augmented with motorized boreholes pending improvements to the Harare supply sources, which serve the municipality of Chitungwiza. The project will equip the municipality with adequate capacity to evacuate wastewater from households and industry, re-commission the three sewage pumping stations and the two sewage treatment plants to enable partial treatment of the wastewater before discharge to the receiving watercourses. Community and municipal management capacity will be built to maximize the benefits of water and sanitation service provision in the Municipality. Technical assistance will be provided to enhance strategic and investment planning for the water and sanitation system beyond the stabilisation phase.
The proposed project is aimed at (a) stabilising the deterioration in the provision of water and sanitation services in the Municipality of Chitungwiza and (b) enhancing institutional capacity for efficient and sustainable operation and management of the water supply and sanitation services.