The eThekwini Municipality implemented water restrictions on Saturday, residents allegedly held a water tanker driver at gunpoint.
‘Our town has been without water for 5 days’: Afrikaans singer Bobby van Jaarsveld said in a Facebook post about the clean water shortage.
Environmental Health Practitioners are monitoring numbers for early identification of water-borne diseases in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
The George Municipality warned residents that the main drinking water reservoirs are still under severe pressure.
eThekwini Municipality has announced that there will be an interruption to the water supply in these twelve areas.
eThekwini Municipality has asked residents to implement water saving tips to ensure water reserves do not run out due to a pump failure.
‘Water supply reduction will result in poor to no water supply during peak demand periods in most high laying and high demand areas,’ said the City of Johannesburg. Sandton and Lenasia were added to the list of affected areas recently.
This is a tough one to take. First Eskom and now Johannesburg residents have a water shutdown to start next week. Here are the affected areas.
Some parts of region have been without water for almost two weeks after the municipality blamed the problem on leaks.
The KwaZulu Natal government has a new water supply plan of R150 billion. About 20% of residents do not have access to water.
Several areas under the eThekwini Municipality will be without water for at least 7 days due to a pump disruption in Shallcross.
eThekwini Municipality assured residents on Thursday night that it is attending to the widespread water outage in the Pinetown area.
Heavy rainfall experienced in the Kouga Region last week did not make any difference to plummeting dam levels in the area.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has put measures in place to prepare for Day Zero. A water crisis plan was announced on Wednesday.
Drought-stricken Nelson Mandela Bay is expected to run out of water by 1 July. Day Zero is fast approaching as dam levels continue to drop.
Alternative water sources in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality include the construction of the R200m Coega Kop water treatment works.
The Kouga Municipality together with the Kouga Business Forum (KBF) has started a water drive to assist communities in Hankie and Patensie.
Used once, for obvious reasons, and then flushed away, it’s not something we are keen on recycling either making it pretty much the ultimate single-use item.
Water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu said the funds will go some way in helping the water boards to absorb the increase in raw water charges.
Protester’s main demands are to have the D2344 road fixed, a community hall for the area, and a regular water supply.
The news comes as the national water department provided an update on water infrastructure projects in the Eastern Cape.
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has expressed concerned regarding the latest national dam level figures.
‘Residents spend time in long queues waiting to fetch water’ says community leader.
‘If I use the one bucket of water to do laundry then I remain without water to cook and wash hands.’