Vortex offers to facilitate 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.