The Subcatchment Council implements water management activities at the lowest level and thereby becomes the interface institution for water users.
Surface water : Agriculture, Mining and Urban raw water supply (Harare, Ruwa, Norton and Chitungwiza).
Groundwater : Urban domestic consumption, Industrial, Institutional, Mining and Agriculture.
What is the structure of the Upper Manyame Groundwater programme?
The Upper Manyame Groundwater management programme is being implemented using an incremental, one-block-at-a-time approach. The programme has in the past focussed mainly on the 1st phase, which was primarily data gathering data. The outline of the phases of the Upper Manyame Groundwater programme is as below:
Water Use Application Procedures
As governed by the legislative laws of Zimbabwe, all surface and groundwater use must be registered.
The Subcatchment harbours various sectors which include consumptive and non consumptive water users.
Agricultural > Agriculture is a major water user in the country. Some of the water uses are irrigation, fish farming, animal husbandry as well as poultry.
Urban > Local Urban Councils are among the chief surface water users while urban domestic use are the chief groundwater users in the Subcatchment.
Industrial > This sector uses water for manufacturing and production. These uses include cooling, fabricating, processing and diluting of products. Some of industries are petroleum refineries, smelting companies, chemical producing factories, mining and construction
Commercial > It includes bulk water selling and bottling.
Recreation > this is the non consumptive use of water for recreational purposes.
Institutional > These include use of water by hospitals, flats, schools, hotels and companies.