eThekwini struggles to supply adequate water due to corroded pipes

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ABC leader and eThekwini Deputy Mayor Philani Mavundla.
ABC leader and eThekwini Deputy Mayor Philani Mavundla.

eThekwini’s executive has admitted that it has no capacity to supply water to various parts south of the metro.

Water and Sanitation head Ednick Msweli told the executive committee this week that the pipes in the southern aqueduct were “badly corroded” and that only one pipe was feeding the areas with water.

Msweli said it would cost about R400 million to replace the pipes and part of the solution was to approach Umgeni Water with a proposal for the water entity to fund or be involved in finding a solution to the challenge at hand.

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