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Ethekwini water supply improving after shutdown. Photo: Pixabay.com

Durban water shutdown: EThekwini building up reservoir storage

EThekwini Municipality has indicated that interventions are underway to build up reservoir storage in various parts of the city.

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Ethekwini water supply improving after shutdown. Photo: Pixabay.com

EThekwini Municipality has indicated that interventions are underway to build up reservoir storage in various parts of the city following a shutdown.

ETHEKWINI CONFIRMS SUPPLY IMPROVEMENT

“The Municipality would like to inform residents that it is working tirelessly to ensure that it builds up sufficient storage in reservoirs to improve water supply to residents,” the municipality confirmed.

This follows a shutdown on the 53-pipeline due to construction work by SANRAL and two subsequent bursts on the line.

This resulted in reduced water volumes to the Western Aqueduct that conveys water to western areas, which affected water levels in the reservoirs.

“The recovery of water levels is taking longer than anticipated.”

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CITY AWARE OF WATER SHUTDOWN IN SOME AREAS

The Municipality also cited it is aware of water challenges currently being experienced in some parts of the North and South areas of Durban following the recent planned shutdown of the Durban Heights Water Treatment Works by uMngeni-uThukela Water due to maintenance work.

“This is due to a delay in the recovery of water levels in our reservoirs following the shutdown. Our technical teams are continuously monitoring the reservoir levels.
“In the meantime, residents will continue to be supplied with water tankers. The Municipality apologises for the inconvenience caused,” Ethekwini Municipality communicated.

HOW TO REACH OUT TO THE MUNICIPALITY

NB: For more information regarding water supply in and around the metro, members of the public are urged to download eThekwini Municipality’s Mobile App to log faults or send WhatsApp to ‪073 1483 477‬. Alternatively, residents can call the toll-free number ‪080 311 1111‬ or email Eservices@durban.gov.za

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