Durban to face heavy water cuts

2016-08-11 22:36
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Durban – Ethekwini municipality residents should brace themselves for 7 hours of water cuts every night from Thursday.

The restrictions will take effect in about 100 areas in central and South Durban and be implemented from 21:00 until 04:00 the following day, every day, the municipality said in a statement on Thursday.

“Due to the ongoing drought in the province, the municipality is limiting the supply of potable water to all areas with the intention of prolonging the available storage for as long as possible.”

The frequent draining and filling of the water supply system had resulted in prolonged interruptions and repeated pipe bursts.

“These interventions will help to stabilise the water supply system and control the outflow from the reservoirs. Our intention is to provide you with an uninterrupted supply once we have realised the desired savings of 5%,” it said.

The affected central Durban areas are:

Reservoir - Area supplied: Frequency of water cuts

Ridge End Reservoir - Morningside, Springfield, Springfield Flats,
Beachwood, Stamford Hill: Daily interruptions
Rosetta Reservoir, Windermere: Daily interruptions
Sherwood 1, 2 & 3 Reservoir Sydenham, Sherwood, Bonela, Sparks Road: Daily interruptions
North Ridge Reservoir - Essenwood, AK, North Beach: Daily interruptions
St Thomas Reservoir - Musgrave, Greyville, OldFort, South Beach, Warwick, Westridge: Daily interruptions
Chesterville Reservoir - Blackhurst, Wiggins, Ridgeview: Daily interruptions
Montille 1&2 Reservoir - Ridgeview: Daily interruptions
South Ridge Reservoir - Bulwer, CBD, Esplanade: Daily interruptions 
Glenwood 2&3 Reservoir Congela, Habour Point, Cave Rock, Island View: Daily interruptions
Ridge View Reservoir - University: Daily interruptions
Cato Manor Reservoir Cato Manor, Part Bellair, Carrington Height, Bellair, Umbilo, BayHead, Sea View, Coedmore, Fynnlands, Ocean View, Rossburg: Daily interruptions
Bluff 1 Reservoir - Grosvenor, Clairwood, Wentworth: Daily interruptions
Woodlands 3&4 Reservoir - Montclair, Yellowwood Park: Daily interruptions
Woodlands 1&2 Reservoir - Havenside, Bayview: Daily interruptions
Mobeni Rear Reservoir - Jacobs: Daily interruptions
Bluff 2&3 Reservoir - Brighton Beach: Daily interruptions
Lamont Reservoir - Lamont: Daily interruptions
Mobeni 1&2 Reservoir - Mobeni: Daily interruptions
Wentworth Reservoir - Austerville, Merewent: Daily interruptions
Bluff South Reservoir - Stanvac, Merebank East: Daily interruptions
Isipingo Beach Reservoir - Isipingo Beach, Durban Airport, Prospecton Industrial: Daily interruptions
Malabar Hills - ET Umlazi Mission A: Daily interruptions
Isiping Rail Reservoir - Isipingo Rail: Daily interruptions
Isipingo Hills Reservoir - Isipingo Hills, Orient Hills: Daily interruptions
Lotus Park Reservoir - Malagazi, Lotus Park: Daily interruptions

Southern areas:

Athlone Park Reservoir - Athlone Park
Umbogintwini Reservoir - Umbogintwini, New City, Ezimbokodweni,
Kwamakhutha Reservoir - Kwamakhutha, Iziko, Emasomini, Nqustheni Russia
Lewis Dr Reservoir - Amanzimtoti
Launceston Rd Reservoir - Shulton Park
Doonside Reservoir - Doonheights
Almond Rd Reservoir - Illovo Glen, Warner Beach, Astra Park, Winkelspruit
Lower Illovo Reservoir - Ilovu
Illovo Beach Reservoir - Illovo Beach, Karridene
Umgababa Reservoir - Umgababa,
Amagcino Reservoir - Amagcino
Umnini Reservoir - Umnini
Umkomaas 1&2 Reservoir - Saico, Widenham
Craigieburn Reservoir - Craigieburn, Willow Glen
Midnight Café Reservoir - Craigieburn
Quarry Rd Reservoir - Umkomaas Drift
Singhs Reservoir - Naidooville
lansthal 1 Reservoir - Clansthal

 

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