Relief as Msunduzi’s load balancing avoids water shedding

2016-05-04 08:32

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Pietermaritzburg - Pietermaritzburg residents will not experience water shedding “right now”.

Msunduzi water and sanitation manager Brenden Sivparsad said there would be no water cuts for Pietermaritzburg, but that water outages across the city would be “unscheduled”.

Last month, the city announced that residents would be subjected to water cuts, planned to start in the last week of April.

A Witness article published on April 21 quoted Sivparsad saying residents could expect a water-shedding schedule to be advertised “before next week” (last week).

However, he said yesterday that the water-shedding plan had been “subject to operational rules”.

“We are trying to balance the load and right now that is working,” he said.

“Water shedding would require very heavy human resources and would also create air bubbles in the pipelines. What we are doing now is working.”

Sivparsad said that 90% of residents would receive water 24 hours a day. However, the high-lying areas such as parts of Edendale, Prestbury and Montrose would be affected by low reservoir levels.

“We do not want to have to go into a planned water-shedding schedule. We are balancing the load we are receiving from Umgeni Water and this is to the benefit of the residents,” he said.

• chelsea.pieterse@witness.co.za

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