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Date: 2021-10-03 21:39:41

Interruption of Water Supply For Umlazi And Southern Aqueduct Areas Of Durban

ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
 
21 NOVEMBER 2020
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Interruption of Water Supply For Umlazi And Southern Aqueduct Areas Of Durban
 
EThekwini Municipality would like to inform residents of Umlazi and Southern Aqueduct areas of Durban about the interruption of water in some areas of the Southern Region. The interruption will affect the supply of water in particular in UMlazi and some areas in the South of Durban.
 
Umgeni water had burst on Aqueduct 2 which supplies raw water from Nagle Dam to Durban Heights Treatment works. Due to the repairs that were undertaken on this aqueduct, Durban Heights treatment works went critically low at 0.8m affecting supply to all eThekwini Municipality’s aqueducts Northern, Central, Southern aqueducts and pumping to Mt Moriah.
 
High lift pumps from Inanda Dam only started supplying yesterday, Friday 20 November 2020 unfortunately the system was at critical stage and resulted to a very slow supply of water.
 
Supply to all eThekwini aqueducts was interrupted but Southern Aqueduct was the worst affected due to minimum pressure head required to fill critical reservoirs like Northdene 1&2, Chatsworth 1 and Umlazi 2. Umlazi 2 system being at the tail end of this system is severely affected. To effectively fill Umlazi 2 reservoir, Durban heights needs to be at a minimum of 4m which unfortunately Umgeni water are still battling to reach.
 
The areas that are experiencing poor pressure are mainly in Umlazi 2: Umlazi sections, F, G, W, H, N and C, Folweni, Nsimbini and Golokodo areas.
 
The Municipality apologises for any inconvenience caused during this period, and requests residents to ensure that all taps are closed properly to guard against wastage when the water has been restored.
 
For more information and enquiries regarding water supply, residents are urged to contact Call Centre number: 080 131 3013 or EWS WhatsApp number :073 1483 477
 
ENDS
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit. For media enquiries contact Municipality’s Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela on 060 966 4220