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Date: 2021-10-04 06:27:26

Possible interruption of water supply for MT Moriah reservoir – North of Durban

ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH

23 AUGUST 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

POSSIBLE INTERRUPTION OF WATER SUPPLY FOR MT MORIAH RESERVOIR –NORTH OF DURBAN

EThekwini Municipality would like to inform residents of the possible water interruption for Mt Moriah Reservoir which will affect the supply of water in some of the areas in the Inner West of Durban.

Umngeni Water will undertake a construction of the strategic tie-ins at its Durban Heights Treatment Works, which will lead to shut down. This infrastructure development will allow Umngeni Water to break in the current line of the Pinetown suction lines to ensure sustainable water supply to eThekwini Municipality’s Mt Moriah Reservoir.

The construction will commence on 25 August 2020 from 07:00am to 26 August 2020 at 01:00am. During this process there will be zero incoming flow into Mt Moriah Reservoir, as a result downstream reservoirs will have limited system input volume.

As such, the following areas might experience poor pressure or no water towards latter times of the shutdown period, amid the construction:
 
MT MORIAH RESERVOIR ZONE
  • Westville
  • Cowies Hill
  • Sarnia
  • Pinetown CBD
  • Ashley
  • Mosley Park
  • Paradise Valley
  • Nazareth
  • Caversham
METHVEN RESERVOIR ZONE
  • Westville
  • Cowies Hill
  • Westville North
DAWNCLIFFE RESERVOIR ZONE
  • Westville
  • Dawncliffe
MOUNTAIN RIDGE RESERVOIR ZONE
  • Westville
  • Cowies Hill
HOCKING PLACE RESERVOIR ZONE
  • Westmead
CLUBHOUSE RESERVOIR ZONE
  • Westmead
HYGARTH ROAD RESERVOIR ZONE
  • Westmead
EThekwini Municipality apologises for any inconvenience caused during this period, and requests residents to use water sparingly.
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