Getting more and more dry

2015-06-10 06:01
Vukani Mjoko of Enhlalakahle and his team of four welders and 10 labourers work on the metal stands for the 75 jojo tanks.

Vukani Mjoko of Enhlalakahle and his team of four welders and 10 labourers work on the metal stands for the 75 jojo tanks.

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THE much-vaunted jojo tank programme to assist residents when the taps are turned off from 8am to 4pm and from 8pm to 5am, is still not operative.

The 75 jojos are lined up in the municipal engineerand#039;s yard. Vukani Mjoko and his team have been working flat out since last Friday and through the weekend to weld and put together the steel stands for the tanks and say this should be completed this week.

After which there are still the sites for the stands to be dug and prepared and then the tanks put up, maybe next week.

The Greytown Gazette has been trying to obtain up-to-date information from Umzinyathi and Umvoti for the past two weeks in order to inform residents about what is happening, but to no avail.

On Friday the Editor contacted the Department of Water­ Affairs and the following comments were then forwarded by Pradeep Ramdall of Umzinyathi:

“The drought intervention to check all 846 houses in Enhlalakahle has been successfully completed.

“The majority of houses were found to have leaks - in toilets­ and pipes. These will be repaired free of charge. This should assist in curtailing water wastage.

“To ensure a better flow of water to Enhlalakahle a new pressure release valve has been installed which will be remotely controlled from the Waterworks. This will bypass the Sasko reservoir and ensure a more controlled supply of water during peak and off- peak periods.

The level of Lake Merthley is still dropping and not even the most optimistic weather forecaster predicts rain. So please use this precious commodity with care and do not waste a drop

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