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Interventions Underway to Restore Water Supply From Wiggins Waterworks Gravity System

Date: 2024-02-21 14:36:03

Interventions Underway to Restore Water Supply From Wiggins Waterworks Gravity System

21 FEBRUARY 2024

The Municipality is aware of water supply disruptions to areas whose reservoirs receive water from the Wiggins Waterworks gravity system.

These areas are experiencing outage and intermittent supply following the completion of repairs on the section of the 1200mm diameter SCA steel trunk main. 

The trunk main underwent repairs after it was damaged by heavy rains. 

This has resulted to high demands and slow system recovery post completion of repairs.

Field investigations are currently underway to identify any possible leaks and bursts on the pipeline. 

Other Interventions include opening and closing reservoirs outlets to build sufficient levels on the reservoirs.

Our teams are monitoring the system closely to fully restore water supply.

In the interim, residents will be supplied with water tankers.

Affected areas include:
Athlone Park, Ezimbokodweni, Amanzimtoti CBD, Almond, Kingsburgh, Doonside, Illovo Beach, Panorama Park, Umgababa, Mgobhozini, Mfume, KwaSoni, Mashiwase, Nkwali, Lovu, Bhekulwandle, KwaMakhutha, Mkhazini, KwaFakazi, KwaMgendwa, Mahlathini, Ohlongeni, eKuphileni, Adams Mission, Umnini, Magabheni, Ehlanzeni, Thoyane, Ekuhlengeni Pyschiatric hospital, AECI African Explosive & Chemical Industries, Southgate Industrial park, Amagcino, ScottburghUmkhomazi, Craigeburn, Amahlongwa, Amalundi, Crowder Farm, Malabar Hills, Isiphingo Rail, Reunion, uMlazi V, uMlazi Mission A, Isiphingo Beach, Isiphingo Hills, Orient Hills, Prospecton Industrial, uMlazi T , Lotus Park, Malukazi, and uMlazi U and Y Sections, Prospecton Industrial, Bulwer, Glenwood, Westridge, Austerville, Montclair, Sea View, Wentworth, Woodlands, Yellowwood Park, Durban Airport, Jacobs, Merebank East, Merewent, Mobeni, Mobeni West, Prospection Industrial, Reunion, North Beach, South Beach, CBD, Umbilo, Stamford Hill, Congella, Merebank, Jacobs, Bayhead and Rossburgh.

The Municipality apologises for any inconvenience caused.

For more information regarding water supply, members of the public can download eThekwini Municipality’s Mobile App to log faults or send a WhatsApp to 073 1483 477. Alternatively, call the toll-free number on 080 311 1111 or email

Issued by eThekwini Municipality Communications Unit.