The 2019/20 drought is shaping out to be the worst drought we have experienced in this country. Yes, it is even worse than last year when it comes to the amount of water we currently have in our dams. On account of this, the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has warned of massive impending water rationing.

National dam level average was 48 per cent, marking a 0,67 per cent drop since December 30, 2019, and an 8, 09 per cent decline since October 30, 2019.

Tsungirirai Shoriwa, ZINWA communication official

ZINWA attributed the decline in dam levels to the obvious including irrigation, high temperatures and below-average rainfall. It also warned the wider public to prepare for water rationing and to use water responsibly in a conservative way. Those using water resources have also been advised to make sure they are doing so according to the law.

Zinwa also implores those using water from its managed dams to ensure that their use is in accordance with the Water Act, which
compels everyone using water for purposes other than primary purposes, to do so in terms of a water abstraction agreement