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CHIREDZI RDC

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HYGIENE

According the survey that was done by Soils Incorporated Pvt Ltd in 2008. The district has a total of 988 boreholes of these 98% are found in the communal areas while only 2% are found in the old and new resettlement schemes. 

301 are deep wells while we have 10 piped water schemes. The resettlement areas have been identified to have serious water challenges.

Most of the wards in these areas have no water point’s e.g boreholes and deep wells. 

SOURCES OF WATER

SANITATION

In terms of sanitation facilities the district has 47% of its population have access to sanitary facilities. The most common type of these facilities is the VIP blair latrine found in the rural areas.

In the urban settlement the flash system technology is currently being used. In the district has on average basis 204 VIP Blair, 19 pit latrine. 63% of the district population has no access to sanitary facilities and uses the bush.

ACCESS TO WATER

The most common water sources being used by the rural population are boreholes 39% .protected wells 8.6% and rivers 7.3%. Forty four percent uses shallow wells. The urban dwellers use tape water for example in Triangle, Hippo Valley, Mkwasine and other service centres. The CSO report of 2006 shows that 34% of people in Chiredzi District walk more than 500m to fetch water. Pumps and boreholes that were drilled in the last decade have become non-functional due to pump breakdown and lack of spare parts and maintenance skills. The Rural Wash government programme has off late promoted the water sector. In the district DDF working with Council and other partners (NGOs) has the responsibility of installing, servicing or maintaining water supplies in rural areas, especially with respect to village hand operated wells and boreholes. ZINWA is responsible for piped water schemes in rural centres e.g clinics and schools. 

CLINICS

The health delivery system in the district shows that there are 35 health centres in the district twelve of the clinics belong to the rural district council and another eleven belong to the government. The rest are either staff clinics /hospital belonging to different organisations or mission health centres .Chiredzi Rural District Council also operate a mobile clinic within the resettlement areas.