Water shortages will not affect Msunduzi

2015-06-25 06:00

THE current drought and water rationing that have been implemented, as announced by the MEC for Cogta Nomsa Dube Ncube, does not involve the Msunduzi municipality said municipality marketing and communication acting manager Nqobile Madonda.

However, it does not mean that the Msunduzi municipality will go on as usual, she said.

At this stage, Umgeni Water and Msunduzi are in communication as to the bulk water situation as Msunduzi is part of the Umgeni Water system and is fed from the Spring Grove and Midmar dams, which are 99% and 75% full respectively.

“We have an extensive and successful water conservation and demand management programme in place throughout the city which is in its fourth year of operation, but despite this we need residents’ co-operation to report leaks as soon as possible.

“From a contingency plan perspective, Umgeni Water and Msunduzi will constantly monitor the system and introduce water saving plans as and when necessary,” said Madonda.

In a statement Ncube said some municipalities will commence with radical water-rationing programmes as part of managing the available water resources.

Water rationing means that water production will be reduced and less water will be supplied to communities.

The ANC has urged the public to support government drought awareness campaign

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