Ladysmith: Main supply dam dry

2008-09-10 00:00

THE effects of drought were evident in Ladysmith this week when one of the area’s major dams, the Kliprivier dam, dried up. Residents were without water on Tuesday.

According to uThukela District municipality spokesman, Archie Khumalo, the district gets water from two dams. “We have two water sources in the district, the Zakheni water works and the Kliprivier. On Tuesday, the Kliprivier dried up. However we were aware that it would dry out.”

Khumalo said residents were warned of the interruptions in water supply and that measures were put in place to recover from the drought. “We tried to get water from the Spienkop dam, but we discovered that one of the pumps had broken down. So we had to order new parts.”

He said water supply would be back by yesterday evening.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.