Campaign to conserve water continues

2015-08-27 06:01

THE municipality has stepped up its water conservation campaign across the district in an effort to warn and educate communities, that despite the recent drizzle of rain in the past few days, drought still remains severe in the district.

The recent rainfall may have given an impression that the worst of the drought is over. The truth is, the impact of the drought has been so severe that the rain was simply insufficient to make any impact on our already stressed water infrastructure.

During the recent road show under the Umdoni Municipality where areas like Emalangeni and Umzinto taxi rank were visited by the municipality, communities were again reminded about continuing to conserve water to ensure that the current water reserves last longer.

Our district is still facing drought with increasing severity and unless our call for co-ordinated water conservation by communities is adhered to, the district will be faced with a calamity.

Communities therefore have a pivotal role to play towards combating the effects of drought by adjusting the manner in which they use water. The municipality has invested significant resources into these public drought awareness campaigns and we call for the community’s support towards our quest of ensuring that we continue to supply clean water to our communities.

This water conservation campaign will also be rolled out in Shayamoya, Amandawe, Amahlongwa, Pennington, Park Rynie and Kelso under Umdoni and in Harding, the following areas will be visited - KwaMachi, kwaJali, KwaFodo and KwaMbotho. During these visits communities will be offered comprehensive water-saving tips through our customer care bus by our team.

Drought is everybody’s business, therefore safeguarding every drop of water­ is everyone’s responsibility because water is life.

The municipality has also intensified its efforts in dealing with reported water leaks and asks residents to continue reporting water loss to their ward councillors or the Ugu customer care centre numbers on 08000 WATER (92837) or 039 688 5830/36 or SMS 44751

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