Two million residents in Zimbabwe have been asked to flush their toilets at the exact same time every three days due to a water crisis in the city of Bulawayo.
Two million residents in Zimbabwe have been asked to flush their toilets at the exact same time due to a water crisis.
Everyone in Bulawayo must flush their toilets systematically at 7.30pm ever three days because there is not enough water in the reticulation system,and the build-up of waste is causing sewer pipes to burst,council officials have warned.
Council spokeswoman Nesisa Mpofu said in a statement: “Every household is requested to flush their toilets systematically at 7.30pm the very day when water is back after the 72 hours of water shedding.
“This is done to prevent any sewer blockages as we anticipate longer periods without water in the reticulation system. Please note that this is in addition to the normal flushing that will occur during the day.
“This is due to the recent water shedding programme by council which has seen a reduced amount of water entering the sewer system.”