Municipality attends to several water cuts

2017-03-23 06:03

THE question many South Coast residents are asking is why have there been so many water interruptions in recent months.

Residents have posted on
Facebook groups - Ugu Complaints and Ugu Municipality Talk - about how they had endured numerous days without water.

Banners Rest has been without water for 10 days due to low water levels of the reservoir in Port Edward.

An update posted on Ugu District Municipality’s Facebook page on Tuesday, by admin, stated it was not known when the water supply will be restored.

“Once this reservoir is at a satisfactory level, we will start pumping into Banners Rest. Restoration time of supply is unknown at this time but customers will be kept abreast regarding developments.” A resident in the area says Ugu has not sent relief trucks to the area.

“My mom-in-law is frail and bedridden and we cannot clean her. She is prone to infections and bed sores. Nobody can help us,” said Angelique Bennie. The Umtamvuna Reservoir was also at a low last week, but Ugu reported on it’s Facebook page that water levels were rising, however, high-lying areas were still experiencing water problems.

A foreman was sent to two
areas in Gamalakhe - near the Luthern Church and Dutch area - on Tuesday to investigate the reason for the water cut. At the time of going to press, no further details were available.

Last week Oslo Beach and Marburg were without water.

A burst pipe near the upper Marburg reservoir was the cause of the interruption at Marburg and Oslo Beach last Thursday.

“Due to the magnitude of the break, repair work required the use of a TLB. Also the rainy weather conditions on the day prolonged repair work. By March 10 all repair work was complete and supply systems were recovering with certain areas receiving water. The system fully recovered on Monday,” said Ugu spokesperson France Zama.


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