Brown sludge comes out of taps

2016-06-23 06:00
PHOTO: facebook Water with a muddy sediment that came out of taps on Tuesday.

PHOTO: facebook Water with a muddy sediment that came out of taps on Tuesday.

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BROWN water­ coming out of taps appears to have returned as residents in various locations are reporting the situation.

People from Port Shepstone to Gamalakhe and other areas have also been complaining of the water having a mild salty taste.

Ugu spokesperson France Zama said the discoloured water­ is the result of the drastically low levels of the reservoir that supplies Port Shepstone.

He said the colour was caused by the sediment that has settled in reservoirs over the years.

“A team of technicians worked around the clock and flushed the system and pipelines,” said Zama.

He assured the community that the water is safe to drink.

“The municipality assures customers that the water supplied is within the South African National Drinking Standards SANS241 and is safe for human consumption,” he said,

Zama said although clean water is being supplied, the team is continuing to flush and monitor the pipeline to remove the air in it and further ensure the total removal any muddy content that might still remain.

He apologised to customers .

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