Date: 2023-04-17 15:18:30
Water Tankers And JOJO Tanks Provide Interim Relief To Ntuzuma Residents
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6 APRIL 2023
An assessment of the extensive damage to the Ntuzuma Pumpstation 2 is underway to determine the work the City must undertake to repair it.
A section of the pumpstation, which includes the Motor Control Centre, caught fire which affected operations at the pumpstation.
Due to the damage at the main command pumpstation which supplies water to multiple reservoirs in the area, about 70 percent of Ntuzuma residents will not have piped water until repairs are complete. However, 30 percent of Ntuzuma residents currently have intermittent water supply as their reservoir NR5 receives water from the Western Aqueduct.
In the interim, the City will continue to supply residents through water tankers that operates on two shifts, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Both shifts see drivers take multiple trips to various wards in Ntuzuma.
The City is also planning to place jojo tanks in the area to augment water tankers. Furthermore, the City will be allowing residents to collect water from the reservoir once measures have been put in place.
Affected areas include:
Ntuzuma 2 Reservoir: Main command reservoir to supply Ntuzuma Reservoir 3, 4, 5, and 7.
Ntuzuma 3 Reservoir: Inanda A, B, and C, Ntuzuma F, G, and H, and Bester areas.
Ntuzuma 4 Reservoir Ntuzuma E, Ntuzuma F, Soweto, Inanda Newtown A, Lindelani A Section.
Ntuzuma 7 Reservoir: Ntuzuma A, B, C, and D, and Richmond Farm.
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: Eservices@durban.gov.za
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit.