Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) Target 35 000 Boreholes

The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) is targeting to drill 35 000 Boreholes in Zimbabwe by 2025 to boost the Presidential Rural Horticulture Scheme.

Speaking to the Daily News on Sunday yesterday, Zinwa corporate communications and marketing manager Marjorie Munyonga, pictured, said the initiative would improve the livelihoods of rural people.

“Zinwa intends to drill 35 000 boreholes across the country by 2025. The 35 000 boreholes will mean that each of the 35 000 villages in Zimbabwe will get a borehole.

“The boreholes are expected to anchor the Presidential Rural Horticulture Scheme by providing water for horticulture and related projects such as fisheries at village level. The boreholes will also provide drinking water for the communities and ultimately reduce the distances that rural communities travel to get water,” Munyonga said.

The government is pushing to industrialise rural areas through agriculture as 11 million-plus rural people depend on farming and availability of water is critical.

According to Munyonga, the initiative would unlock economic developments in rural areas such as employment.

“The major beneficiaries of this programme are the country’s rural communities. The programme will unlock the rural communities’ socio-economic potential and also spawn opportunities for the horticulture sector’s upstream and downstream industries and sectors.
Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) Target 35 000 Boreholes
Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) Target 35 000 Boreholes
“To give impetus to the programme, Zinwa has started taking delivery of borehole drilling rigs which shall be used in the programme,” Munyonga said.

Zinwa has various programmes across the country as it targets to make water accessible and reduce the number of farmers depending on rain for their crops.

According to Munyonga, they are also targeting to cover 350 000 hectares of land with irrigation, the rehabilitation and maintenance of already existing structures.

The State of Preparedness for the 2021/22 Agriculture Season says the government plans to plant six priority fruit trees that are passion fruit, pecan nuts, apple, guava, mango and macadamia nuts as it battles to revive the horticulture industry.

“Each targeted household will be given 10 trees of each fruit variety, depending on the suitability of the fruit tree varieties to the agro-ecological regions and potential income to be generated.

“The first phase to December 2021 is targeting 500 000 seedlings at a cost of US$1.436.804 ($119,254,732.00) which includes the cost of seedling production and establishment of seven states of the art nurseries,” the report says.

In the bid to increase food security, the beneficiaries would be given seed according to the region, and also be trained to climate-proof their plants, trees and vegetables. DailyNews

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Five Facts About Borehole Drilling That You Need To Take Note Of:

1. Know Your Borehole Casings:The Preferred Borehole Casing In Zimbabwe Is Class 9 and 10 (Pressure Classes.)This is because Class 9 and Class 10 Casings are more collapse resistant. The strength of a Casing is often described as collapse resistance.

2. Borehole Drilling Depth: The exact depth, of where the water is located, cannot be established by the drilling contractor nor the Water Surveyor (Borehole Siter).

3. The Is No 100% Guarantee On Water: It is important to note that it is never a 100% guarantee that any hole will yield water, the amount and water quality can also not be guaranteed by the drilling contractor and water surveyor.

4. Borehole Siting or Water Surveying Is Important: Making use of a hydrologist or traditional water diviner will increase your chances of having a successful borehole that will yield a sufficient amount of water.

5. Know The Risks: The risk of the borehole drilling lies with the property owner. The client will still be liable for the drilling costs irrespective of a borehole yielding water or not.

The Cost or Prices For Borehole Drilling in Zimbabwe:

1. Siting: $100.00USD
2. Drilling and Casing: (40 Metres) $1300.00USD - (Using Class 6)
3. AC Electrical Installation: $1000.00USD
4. Solar Pump Installation: $1400.00USD
5. Extra Metres After 40 Metres: USD $45.00USD per metre.
6. 5000 Litre Tank and 4 metre Tank Stand: $1000.00USD
7. Stuck Pump Fishing Out: $180.00USD
8. Capacity Testing: $250.00USD

- Casing with Class 9 Casing incurs an additional $200.00USD.
- Double Casing: $20.00USD per metre.

Note this is the average price borehole companies charge for their services in Zimbabwe, but this figure is subject to changes if conditions are different depending on the construction site.

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