Pollution in Harare, Zimbabwe

Pollution in Harare, Zimbabwe

Air Pollution
54.76 Moderate
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
73.91 High
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
70.45 High
Dirty and Untidy
67.39 High
Noise and Light Pollution
61.96 High
Water Pollution
82.95 Very High
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
54.35 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
45.24 Moderate

Purity and Cleanliness in Harare, Zimbabwe

Air quality
45.24 Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
26.09 Low
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
29.55 Low
Clean and Tidy
32.61 Low
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
38.04 Low
Water Quality
17.05 Very Low
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
45.65 Moderate
Quality of Green and Parks
54.76 Moderate

Contributors: 23

Last update: April 2017

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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17 Comments so far

#A.MUKWASI on May 24, 2017 :
there is need for a cooperative approach between the local authority and community in order to reduce water pollution
also there should be awareness and campaigns on how to reduce pollution once public participation is involved they become compliant and together we can make it
#cr makombe on Mar 22, 2017 :
pollution is really a sad not;lets unite and control it
#E. Makonese on Apr 12, 2016 :
pollution control starts in our brains and thats when it can manifest physically. too few cases have been reported and taken up to court in the past years. the community need to make use of the constitution and enforce our rights. we the people have a constitutional right to a healthy environment, as such we need to take legal actions more often against the polluters. by so doing the courts will help us in redeeming our environment.
#researcher on Oct 26, 2015 :
how do we plan on solving the problem if I may ask
#P Washe on May 12, 2015 :
pollution is a complex problem that should be adressed from mulitidimensional angles ranging from cultural,social and economic perpective if it is to be reduced.
#David Chibhoyi on Apr 05, 2015 :
The most important thing is awareness, the second thing is to nudge and finally some regulations. its not only the fine money we want, but a sustainable behavior change by polluters. Hazards associated with pollution are to be communicated in capital letters.
#pelagia m -jesus is the son ofGod on Nov 06, 2014 :
hey guys As for me I challenge the ministry of environment it aint doing anything significant .
#Gynner Daizy Mutete on Jul 25, 2014 :
people must taught how to prevent pollution.STOP messing our country
#Anonymous on Jun 26, 2014 :
Town municipal help us by collecting girraffiti esp at mbare msika
#Enock Chanditeya on May 24, 2014 :
city of harare should introduce biogas digester to its sewage treatment works so as to reduce the deposition of raw sewage into the Lake Chivero and increase power supply through biogas production.
#Happwell Musarandega on Mar 27, 2014 :
Controlling pollution in Harare, like in any other place, can be combated starting from individual perception. Lets shun littering streets and place rubbish in designated places. Through this, the Harare City Council, EMA, ZRP e.t.c will find their work easier and our Harare will once again be the sunshine city.
#s g chidavaenzi on Nov 20, 2013 :
water can be bottled ,land can be fenced but u got no option to breathe the air around you.try by all means to reduce pollution
##joseph kunaka on Nov 19, 2013 :
As the are still yet to correct the carbon emissions,taxes should be lavied on a much higher rate as this will trigger them to correct pollution problems rapidly
#T CHARTZ on Nov 17, 2013 :
refuse collection in town please....plastics and cans have retarded the tranquility of our town especially in the FIRST steet and Copper fathers please help
#brandon prosper on Jul 04, 2013 :
due to economic stabilities and effective management by enviromental watchdogs Harare city is improving
#munashe size on Jun 10, 2013 :
The industries in Zimbabwe can not afford for new ways on reducing pollution because it is better to pay of Government than pay fines there is to much corruption to stop the pollution in Zimbabwe
#M.Tavengana on May 10, 2013 :
I think the EMA guys should revise their approach to these pollution problems.They should call out for the protection of the environment and not more on the payment of pollution.Yes the polluter pays principle is effective but is the money used on the environmental protection or is diverted for other uses.Another issue is fines are way too low so industries find comfort in paying to pollute rather than investing in pollution reduction measures.Please please lets rise for our environment before its too late