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The DA in KZN has opposed a 75% water tariff increase by the uMgungundlovu District Municipality.
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9-hour water supply interruption for Brooklyn and Menlo Park areas

Parts of Brooklyn and Menlo Park will be affected by water supply maintenance planned by the City of Tshwane on Tuesday, 10 May 2022.

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The DA in KZN has opposed a 75% water tariff increase by the uMgungundlovu District Municipality.
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Brooklyn and Menlo Park in the City of Tshwane may be without water on Tuesday, 10 May 2022 due to maintenance. 

The City of Tshwane said the maintenance and upgrade of the water supply network will be carried out from 08:00 until 17:00. 

WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION IN BROOKLYN AND MENLO PARK 

The City of Tshwane said water supply interruption will be avoided during the 9-hour period, however, it may occur from time to time in certain areas. 

Areas that may be affected:

  • The area between Lynnwood Road and Mackenzie Street – from Roper Street in the west up to Fourth Street on the eastern side. 
  • A portion of Duxbury, Brooklyn, Lunnon and Dyer Road – east of Jan Shoba Street

Spokesperson, Selby Bokaba appealed to all residents to use water sparingly. 

“The City of Tshwane sincerely apologises for the inconvenience that may be encountered because of the maintenance work.”

City of Tshwane

PRESIDENCY ASKED TO INTERVENE IN HAMMANSKRAAL CRISIS

Hammanskraal residents have called on the Presidency to intervene in the ongoing water crisis which has lasted for about two decades. 

The Rooiwal WasteWater treatment plant which supplies Hammanskraal in Pretoria North was contaminated with human faeces a while back. Residents have had to use and consume the contaminated water which poses serious health risks. 

In March this year, community leaders in Hammanskraal called on the Presidency to intervene. Residents said they get runny tummies whenever they drink the water. They also alleged that complaints about the crisis have fallen on deaf ears.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) also probed the ongoing crisis in Hammanskraal. Its report found the City of Tshwane had not met its constitutional obligation to provide clean water to residents.

The Commission said lack of clean water was a violation of Human Rights as families say they can’t use the brownish and slimy water coming out of their taps.

In August 2021, ActionSA tabled a report which confirmed that the water poses serious health risks. 

The report found that it can cause deadly diseases like cancer and has a severe impact on people’s nervous system, due to toxic iron and copper levels. 

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