Water shortage affects western region

2017-02-14 06:01
Water shortage in western region.PHOTO: supplied

Water shortage in western region.PHOTO: supplied

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eThekwini Municipality communication officer Tozi Mthethwa said the drought has resulted in the level of Albert Falls Dam dropping to 26.1% since 20 January.
A proactive decision was taken by the Department of Water and Sanitation to impose restrictions to the greater Umgeni River system by 15%, which has not been achieved for domestic, industrial, commercial consumers and 50% for farming and irrigation with effect from December 2015.
“The municipality warns people to refrain from using the sprinklers, the hosepipes, filling their swimming pools, washing vehicles using hosepipes, etc, during this dire drought situation.
The city will deal with illegal connections, high consumption and illegal car washes. Penalties will be imposed on those who do not adhere to the restrictions imposed.
“We urge the public to report all leaks, illegal use of water and bursts on the following platforms,” said
Mthethwa.
For more information contact the customer care line on 080 13 13 013 or WhatsApp the fault report line on 073 148 3477.

Affected reservoirs and areas:
• Mt Moriah Reservoir - Pinetown CBD, New Germany Industrial, Parts of Westmead, Ashley, Sarnia, Paradise Valley
• KwaNdengezi Reservoir - Kwandengezi and Coffee Farm
• Tshelimnyama 3 Reservoir - Tshelimnyama, KwaNdengezi, Dassenhoek, Kwalinda, Emansenseni and Stockville
• Tshelimnyama 2 Reservoir – Tshelimnyama
• Tshelimnyama 1 Reservoir - Tshelimnyama, Mpola, Thornwood, Marian Park, Pine View, Mariannridge, Nagina, Birchwood Park and Madiba valley
• Intake Reservoir - Klaarwater, Luganda, Intake, Khoselini and Welewele
• Birch Road Reservoir - Mariannridge Industrial Park and Nirvana Hills
• Washington Heights Reservoir - Umshinini, St Wendolins Ridge, Phumuphele and Savannah Park
• Berkshire Downs Reservoir – Clermont
• KwaDabeka 1 Reservoir - KwaDabeka and Wyebank kwaDabeka Clinic, KK hostel and Old age home
• KwaDabeka 2 Reservoir – KwaDabeka
• KwaDabeka 3 Reservoir – KwaDabeka
• Wyebank Reservoir - Wyebank, Molweni, Fannin Road, New Germany, Motalabad and KwaDabeka
• Methven and Mountain Ridge – Westville
• Club House and Hocking Place - Westmead

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