Greytown water update

2016-06-15 06:00

IT is not a happy situation on the waterfront. Lake Merthley is 12% full. Dribs and drabs of rain in Greytown in May recorded 15ml and the light drizzle leading into the weekend's cold snap was just three mls.

It is understood however, that Phase 2 of the Greytown Drought Relief programme has come to a standstill due to the fact that funds, which have been allocated for the completion of this vital project, have not been made available.

In regard to the Craigieburn pipeline there is a deathly hush.

For the past four weeks the Greytown Gazette has weekly emailed Umvoti's water service provider, Umzinyathi District Municipality and top officials, Department of Water and others requesting an update on the pipeline. However, it would seem that these emails become invisible as soon as they wing into cyber space from Greytown - as not one has been acknowledged, never mind answered.

It has been pointed out to officials that Greytown residents are doing their utmost to save water and that, in their interest, they should be kept informed of what the situation is and will be. Hopefully in next week's Greytown Gazette there could be an official comment (and there could also be rain).

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