Date: 2023-04-19 15:25:08
City Expediting Upgrade To Ogunjini Water Works To Ease Osindisweni Water Woes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
19 APRIL 2023
EThekwini Municipality would like to assure Osindisweni residents affected by the current water shortages that the City is expediting the upgrade to the Ogunjini Water Works.
The water shortages affecting the area are caused by the facility’s inability to sufficiently manage the demand from this area. Ogunjini Water Works was built to primarily supply water to Osindisweni Hospital, however, over time there has been a significant number of homes reliant on the pump station.
Once the upgrade is complete, the treatment works will have a design capacity of 1 Ml/d to 2 Ml/d. Currently it has a design capacity of 0.9Ml/day.
While the city finalises upgrading of Ogunjini water tankers are being sent to the area. However, there are reports of community members sending some of the tankers away. We appeal to the community to allow water tankers to pass through unhindered so that they are able to service all areas of the affected community.
The Municipality apologises for the inconvenience caused to the community and assures residents that the matter is being treated with the urgency it deserves.
For more information regarding water supply, the public can contact the toll-free number 080 311 1111 or use the eThekwini Water and Sanitation WhatsApp number 073 1483 477. Alternatively, email: Eservices@durban.gov.za
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit.