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Georgedale and Cato Ridge Water Supply System Interruption

Date: 2021-10-04 14:10:06

Georgedale and Cato Ridge Water Supply System Interruption



For Immediate Release

Georgedale and Cato Ridge Water Supply System Interruption

Residents whose water is supplied from the Cato Ridge and Georgedale reservoirs are advised that there will be a water shut down from 17h00 today (13/01/2020) until 06h00 tomorrow (14/01/2020).

This will be done in order to supplement supply to Cato Ridge Reservoir from the new Western Aqueduct, where a new 800mm diameter steel trunk main has been constructed from point X to Cato ridge reservoir. A tie-in into the existing 600mm diameter main is scheduled to take place tonight. To execute this tie-in, it is imperative that a 600mm diameter trunk main supplying Cato Ridge and Georgedale reservoirs be completely drained prior the contractor commences with fabrication work.

The following areas will be affected;

1. Georgedale Reservoir zone

  • Georgedale
  • Mpumalanga
  • Hammersdale
  • Mandlakazi
  • Shongweni
  • Ntshongweni
  • Zwelibomvu
  • Salem
  • Ofudu
  • Inwabi
  • Ngonyameni

2. Cato Ridge Reservoir Zone

  • Cato Ridge
  • Ntukuso
  • Kwaximba
  • Assimang
3. Abattoir Reservoir Zone

  • Part of Kwaximba
  • Emadeleni

The relevant department has identified critical reservoirs which will mostly go empty first. These include all reservoir downstream of Shongweni reservoir as follows;

  • Shongweni reservoir
  • Zwelibomvu reservoir
  • Ofudu reservoir
  • Salem reservoir
  • Inwabi reservoir
  • Ngonyameni reservoir

In addition to this list will be the Kwaximba Break Pressure Tanks, from DV1816 to DV1822.

Please note that water tankers will be dispatched to all affected areas.

All queries regarding the intermittent supply must be referred to our Call Centre on 0801313013 and the WhatsApp number 0731483477.


Issued by the eThekwini Municipality.