Harding faces water shortages

2018-09-21 06:00

THE Ugu District Municipality has warned the community of Harding about possible water shortages due to high temperatures resulting in no rain this week.

Water levels at Harding dams have dropped significantly and pose serious threat to the water supply in Harding and surrounding areas.

The municipality has instituted strict water restrictions in the area to curtail water consumption to ensure that the existing water supply sustains communities for a prolonged period until the arrival of significant rainfall.

The municipality has been supplying water through water tankers from Port Shepstone to significant parts of the Harding areas which has placed substantial strain on municipal resources to cope with the demand.

“Municipal council, in its last sitting, resolved to institute due processes of declaring Umuziwabantu a disaster area as espoused by the Disaster Management Act.

“And while this process is ensuing, the municipality has embarked on a vigorous drought awareness campaign where it will be engaging with all the key stakeholders in Harding and surrounding areas,” said Siphelele Cele from Ugu District Municipality.

She said it is no more a fairy-tale that Harding and surrounding areas are faced with water shortages due to the prolonged drought in the area.

The municipality urges residents to significantly adjust their water-consumption patterns.


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