Engineering department of the City of Bulawayo (CoB)
The City of Bulawayo is the second largest City in Zimbabwe with a nighttime population of 763,670 and an estimated daytime population of 1.2 million. The Water and Sanitation functions (part of Engineering Services Department) are responsible for the abstraction, purification and delivery of water to the consumer as well collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater. Due to drought induced raw water shortages the City imposed severe water rationing. The economic environment makes it hard to keep up water tariffs with inflation, USD shortages cause import problems and payment of water bills is challenging.