HARARE - Zimbabwe's capital Harare will temporarily resume pumping water at its main water works on Tuesday, an official said, bringing some relief to residents who have endured months without water.
Most of Harare's water and sewer infrastructure is in a state of disrepair leaving the city unable to supply some of its more than 2 million residents.
Harare City Council acting mayor Enock Mupamawonde told reporters on Monday that authorities had shut the Morton Jaffray water works citing shortages of foreign currency to import treatment chemicals.
On Tuesday he said chemicals had been secured that would last a week.
The southern African nation is gripped by its worst economic crisis in a decade that has seen inflation soar and citizens endure shortages of foreign exchange and fuel, and electricity cuts that last up to 18 hours.