Gwenhoro Dam is a dam constructed on the Runde river and located in Shurugwi inside Ian Smith's Gwenhoro farm. The Dam supplies water to Gweru and Shurugwi.

In November of 2018 government allocated Gweru City Council $4 million to go towards the rehabilitation of water services that are bedevilling the city. The Mayor of Gweru said that the money would be used to purchase new water pumps to improve water pumping capacity to meet the ever-increasing demand for potable water as well as rehabilitation of Gwenhoro water pump station for smooth flow of water.[1]


The dam is full from January to June.

Ageing pipes

In December of 2018, ageing pumps at the dam were reported to be causing water shortages in Gweru.[1]

Some Articles About Gwenhoro Dam

Gweru City Council Prioritises Water Over Roads Tue Jul 9 2019

Gweru Faces Potential Water Crisis As Gwenhoro Dams Falls To 18% Fri Jul 5 2019

FULL TEXT: Gweru City Council Warns Of Strict Water Rationing Sun May 5 2019

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Govt Avails $5,8 Million To Gweru City For Rehabilitation Of Water Infrastructure ⋆ Pindula News, Pindula News, retrieved: 6 Dec 2018 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "pindula" defined multiple times with different content