Residents urged to still use water sparingly

2016-01-07 06:00

THE Ugu District Municipality says it has suspended its water-shedding programme as of 3 January but some residents in parts of Marburg and Oslo Beach said they still experienced water cuts from 10pm to 5am the following day.

There were also complaints of the water being dirty once supply was reinstated.

“Over the festive season, the municipality was experiencing an extremely high water supply demand which had an adverse effect on the supply in the Ramsgate area,” said municipal spokesperson France Zama.

The municipality then decided to initiate its water-shedding programme on 24 and 25 December, 2015 and again on 3 January between 10pm and 5am.

Only identified high water consumption areas such as Shelly Beach, Uvongo, Margate CBD and Marburg were affected.

“These areas were experiencing intermittent water supply during this time. This exercise has been suspended and was intended to attain water balance in our reservoirs in an effort to obtain adequate supply to the Ramsgate area which was being supplied with water through static tanks,” said Zama.

He added that should the supply demand increase to an uncontrollable level, water shedding will be put into effect again.

“The municipality still urges communities to practise strict water conservation and save water, as every drop of counts,” he said.

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