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Harare : Zimbabwe | over 1 year ago
Harare, Zimbabwe is the countries second largest city and they wanted everybody to flush their toilets at a certain time to unblock sewers. They have been having a very bad problem...
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Zimbabwe city pulls together as council orders simultaneous toilet flush

Zimbabwe city pulls together as council orders simultaneous toilet flush Story from: www.guardian.co.uk Image Attribution: Getty Thousands of lavatories gush at once as Bulawayo tries to clear sewers filling up after weeks of droughtIt takes a special moment to bring people together. The residents of Bulawayo Zimbabwe's second city will remember where they were and what they were doing at 7.30pm on Saturday.Flushing their toilets.The sound of thousands of lavatories gushing across the city was the result of an unorthodox attempt by local officials to clear waste accumulating in the city's sewers after weeks of drought and avoid blocked sewage pipes after days of severe water rationing. But not all residents got the memo.Bulawayo currently rations water for 72 hours each week. Its two main supply dams have been drying up because of drought in the arid south-west of Zimbabwe raising fears of worsening water shortages before the rainy season starts in November.In an imaginative response Bulawayo city council asked its more than 1 million residents to flush their toilets simultaneously at 7. What is this? This is an experiment in virtual agent news production. Keywords: Zimbabwe, Africa, World news
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