On Tuesday authorities shut down the main water treatment plant to avoid more disease, 26 people died last year from cholera which they contracted from drinking contaminated water. Officials in the capital of Harare have been struggling to raise foreign currency so they can import water treatment chemicals. Nearly $2.7 million is what it takes to have clean drinking water month to month.
City Council spokesman Michael Chideme had this to say about the situation; “Everyone living in Harare is affected they don’t have water.”
Residents must retrieve water from shallow unsafe wells in the recent months since the collapse the people of Harare find themselves in the middle of the night lining up at wells to get clean water for the morning.
You always hear be thankful for what you have, a time like this that couldn’t be more true we as Americans are so fortunate to be able to walk to our sink or fridge and grab a glass of clean water whenever we feel the urge. Hopefully this tragic situation can be mended sooner than later, our thoughts and prayers at IMU Media go out to all those dealing with this situation.
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