Water tanker supplies reduced

2017-01-18 06:02

THE Umzinyathi District Municipality, which is the water service provider for Umvoti, has announced that the number of water tankers servicing the whole of Umvoti will be reduced.
During the past two years Umzinyathi implemented a drought relief programme, which included the rehabilitation and drilling of boreholes to reduce the number of tankers required.

A service provider was appointed to undertake this work and in Msinga 246 boreholes were rehabilitated and 81 new ones installed. In Nquthu 397 boreholes were drilled and repaired and 120 new ones installed

The completion of this programme and the improvements in summer rains within the district has meant Umzinyathi has to reconsider the continuous use of water tankers.
One of the strategies to be employed is the reduction of the current water tanker numbers from 50 to 20 as from 1 January.
These will be distributed as follows:

Endumeni Local Municipality - two water tankers;

Nquthu Local Municipality - five water tankers;

Msinga Local Municipality - 10 water tankers and

Umvoti Local municipality - six water tankers.

For more information, contact Nomonde Nzimakwe on 072 417 4988 or email nzimakwen@umzinyathi.gov.za

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