Dry taps could be the norm, warns Msunduzi as reservoirs run low

2016-04-29 13:14

With four of Pietermaritzburg’s main reservoirs at or below seven percent, parts of the city went without water yesterday with the Msunduzi Municipality warning this could become the norm.

Night-time water cuts hit Durban

2016-04-25 11:22

The eThekwini municipality has instituted night-time water cuts in Durban to ease pressure on KwaZulu-Natal’s dams during the drought.

Water shedding next week

2016-04-21 12:30

The time has come for drastic water saving measures to be implemented.

East London taps start running again

2016-04-20 17:52

Water supply to Buffalo City residents is expected to be fully restored, the municipality says, after a siphon malfunction caused taps to run dry.

Heavy rain leaves millions without water in Chile

2016-04-17 16:16

Four million people in Santiago are without tap water after unusually heavy rain pounding central Chile triggered landslides that fouled the city's water supply.

PDC in forefront of saving water

2016-04-14 11:49

Not only is Pietermaritzburg company Pressure Die Castings (PDC) implementing water-saving measures in the business, but has also been praised for leading the way by assisting its employees to save water at home.

A five percent water cut for PMB by next week on the cards

2016-04-12 12:11

It may be double the trouble for drought-stricken Pietermaritzburg residents if a decision is made to cut the water supply by another five percent.

Taps ran dry in seven suburbs as municipality fixes pipe leaks

2016-04-11 11:00

Pietermaritzburg's water woes continued over the weekend, with taps running dry in many parts of the city.

Howick West waterless since Friday

2016-04-05 12:00

Howick West residents were left with no water from Friday night until the time of going to press on Monday.

Water meters: how to read and submit correctly

2016-03-31 12:49

To ensure your water meter reading is correctly logged with the municipality, you first need to understand how to read it and submit it.


Ashburton residents living in a nightmare

2016-04-25 11:30

More than 120 Ashburton residents have been living without piped water for years and, since their boreholes have dried up, they have no water at all.

Clean water flowing for years form burst pipe

2016-04-22 10:13

What started as a tiny water leak has now developed into a stream of clean, chlorinated water in Oak Park.

KZN dam levels continue to dip - Umgeni Water

2016-04-21 10:34

A week of searing heat in KwaZulu-Natal has done little to alleviate the province's water woes, with service provider Umgeni Water saying dam levels continue to dip.

‘68 hours of wasted water’

2016-04-18 12:03

Frustrated residents have complained that the municipality is reacting too slowly to burst pipes.

Water set to be short today as city reservoirs run low

2016-04-15 12:30

The city’s water supply will be heavily constrained today after several reservoirs became critically low on Thursday.

China groundwater poisoned

2016-04-12 20:01

Underground water drawn from relatively shallow wells used by farms, factories and mostly rural households in China is unsafe for drinking because of pollution.

Hunger, power cuts as Kariba dries up

2016-04-11 18:01

Lake Kariba on the Zambezi River border between Zimbabwe and Zambia used to be dotted with hundreds of commercial fishing rigs, while local fishermen in small makeshift boats would catch enough bream for their livelihood.

Illegal water users watched

2016-04-06 11:30

Strict measures are being taken against citizens abusing their use of water during the crippling drought gripping the country.

Pre-recorded message leaves residents guessing on dry water pipes

2016-04-04 12:20

Residents in many parts of Msunduzi were left guessing as to whether the city’s reservoirs had dried up or if burst pipes caused their taps to run dry again at the weekend.

Readers show how to make every drop count

2016-03-31 12:49

The Witness asked readers to send in tips on saving water. These are some of your inventive suggestions.

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