Zim council sets time to flush toilets

Picture: Eyewitness News.

ZIMBABWE – It is not the normal reason for having to rush home from work, but Bulawayo residents have a new deadline.

Residents in Zimbabwe’s second largest city have been asked to stand by their toilets and pull the handle at exactly the same time, each day, to beat water rationing.

The 1.5 million residents have been asked to flush their toilets at exactly 7.30pm.

The call will apply on days that follow crippling water cuts affecting one of Zimbabwe’s driest cities.

Officials are hoping that if everyone flushes together, there is a smaller chance of blockages.

The Bulawayo City Council said all residents are expected to stick by the regulation.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)