Authorization to drill the borehole has to be sought first from the appropriate Catchment Council. Dalia Drillers facilitates these applications for customers. ZINWA currently charge USD150.00 for a Drilling Permit. irrespective of depth, with a quarterly charge of USD10.00 for water abstraction.
Harare falls under two Zinwa Catchment Councils relating to the two catchment systems about the city, namely the Upper Manyame and the Nyagui. Applications can be made directly to them. The Nyagui catchment falls in the North Eastern sector of the city and is bordered by the Acturus Road, Aintree, Kew Drive, Ridgeway North section and the Borrowdale Road. Property outside of this sector this falls under Upper Manyame
The second thing needed will be an abstraction permit which is required before abstracting groundwater. It is illegal to abstract water without a valid permit obtainable from the appropriate Catchment Council. ZINWA Groundwater Department is very conversant with all types of the permits needed for the various situations and the registration required.