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Water Restrictions at Grange Reservoir To Build Up Adequate Water Levels

Date: 2023-06-07 08:16:01

Water Restrictions at Grange Reservoir To Build Up Adequate Water Levels

26 MAY 2023

Residents who receive their water supply from the Grange Reservoir and dependent reservoirs are informed that water supply restrictions have been implemented to build up storage in order to meet the current demand.

The City has started shutting down the Grange Reservoir outlet and all its dependant reservoirs during the night. The reservoirs are reopened in the morning in order to sustain adequate water levels.

Dependent reservoirs include Everest Heights, the Redcliffe Reservoir and the Redcliffe Elevated Tower.

The decision was taken after Umgeni Water informed the City’s Water Operations that the pump that supplies the Grange Reservoir from its Hazelmere Treatment Works has lost efficiency in achieving the total output flow to the reservoir.

The City was also informed that work is underway to suit the design configuration of the new and old bulk pipeline. However, until such time, the City will shut reservoir outlets daily or depending on the levels of the Grange Reservoir performance.

The following areas are affected:
1. Grange Reservoir: Grange area, Everest Heights, Verulam CBD.

2. Everest Heights Reservoir: Everest Heights area, Everest Heights informal housing.

3. Everest Heights Elevated Tower: Parts of Everest Heights high level zone.

4. Redcliffe Reservoir: Redcliffe township, Oaklands, Redcliffe rural and informal housing.

5. Redcliffe Elevated Tower: Sunkist Drive, Buffelsdraai Road, Parts of Buffelsdraai, Oakford holding tank.
The Municipality apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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:

Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit.