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  • 01. Which are ZINWA’s seven catchments?

    ZINWA has seven catchments across the country and these are named after Zimbabwe’s seven major river systems. The seven catchment are Save, Gwayi, Mzingwane, Sanyati, Runde, Mazowe and Manyame. Each catchment is headed by a catchment manager. Under these seven catchments are service centres introduced in 2020 to help improve operational efficiency and service delivery.

  • 02. What is ZINWA

    The Zimbabwe National Water Authority is a wholly owned Government enterprise under the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development. It is Zimbabwe’s water resources management lead agency and is responsible for the planning, development and management of Zimbabwe’s water resources.

  • 03. When was ZINWA formed?

    ZINWA was formed on 1 January 2000, following the promulgation of the ZINWA Act

  • 04. Where does ZINWA draw its mandate?

    ZINWA’s aims and functions are spelt out in the ZINWA Act and its work is also guided by the Water Act.

  • 05. How many service centres does ZINWA have?

    Beginning 2020, ZINWA introduced the service centre system which saw it further dividing the catchments into 20 service centres namely Triangle, Zaka, Chivi, Harare, Murombedzi, Guruve, Karoi, Mt Darwin, Mutoko, Chivhu, Gokwe, Kwekwe, Beitbridge, Gwanda, Lupane, Bulawayo, Hwange, Nyanga, Birchenough Bridge and Rusape.

  • 06. How does ZINWA relate to local authorities?

    ZINWA provides bulk raw (untreated) water from its dams to local authorities who in turn treat the water and reticulate it to residents and other users. This arrangement exists for local authorities running major towns and cities such as Harare, Bulawayo, Masvingo, Chegutu, Gweru, Kadoma, Kwekwe, Mutare, Rusape, Chipinge, Kariba and Victoria Falls. In smaller towns, growth points and rural service centres, ZINWA does the treatment and reticulation of water up to the taps.

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