Howick, Greendale water shutdown

2014-06-23 00:00

A PLANNED water maintenance programme for Howick and Greendale by the uMgungundlovu District Municipality (UMDM) will see the taps run dry on Wednesday.

UMDM spokesperson Mbali Ndlovu said the maintenance programme was necessitated by the rapid growth and demand for water in these areas. “Umgeni Water will be shutting down the Howick and Greendale pipeline on 25 June,” she said. “The shutdown will commence at 8 am until 6 pm.”

Ndlovu said the shutdown is to improve the water supply and allow for maintenance of the reservoirs, pump stations and other infrastructure. “Affected areas include: Plane Crescent, Hayfields Road, Tweedie Road, Hyslop Crescent, Cooper Crescent, NCS, Petronet, Old Main Road, Sunfield Home, Kwikspar, Paddock body corporate and the Department of Water Affairs offices,” said Ndlovu.

Ndlovu urged people to store enough water, adding “water tankers will be deployed in all affected areas throughout the day.”

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