Prepare for shutdown — Umgeni

2016-09-06 08:28
Umgeni Water has warned that the Msunduzi and uMgungundlovu regions about possible water disruptions.

Umgeni Water has warned that the Msunduzi and uMgungundlovu regions about possible water disruptions. (File)

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Umgeni Water has warned that the Msunduzi and uMgungundlovu regions will again be without water for 30 hours on Thursday and Friday while work to increase water supply and enhance sustainability is conducted on the system.

The Midmar Water Treatment Plant and the DV Harris Water Works would be shut down on those days.

Umgeni Water spokesperson Shami Harichunder said the systems would be shut down at 8 am on Thursday and that the production of water should be running smoothly by Friday afternoon.

“To mitigate the risk of interruption of bulk water supply, Umgeni Water will be increasing the production of potable water before and after the shutdown,” he said.

Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business CEO Melanie Veness said reservoirs were filling and there should be sufficient stored supply to carry the city through the shutdown period — provided that people did not draw extra supply to store it.

“Hopefully the weekend will give the system an opportunity to recharge.

“It is always challenging to refill the system when it has run dry, so please be considerate, patient and water-wise,” she said.

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