It is required by law to apply for 'authorization to drill' before a borehole is drilled which has to be sought through the appropriate Catchment Council.
ZINWA currently charge USD150.00 for a Drilling Permit in Harare irrespective of depth and their offices can be found in town.
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.