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Recent rainfall brings more water troubles to the Ugu District Municipality, residents continue to suffer as water rationing is implemented

Ugu District Municipality issues urgent notice to residents.

Ugu District Municipality issues urgent notice to residents.

Published Jan 9, 2022

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DURBAN – The Ugu District Municipality issued an urgent notice to residents on more water woes on Saturday night.

The municipality said highly turbid waters down from the Berg were disrupting Boboyi Plant Production.

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The uMzimkulu River was currently on high flow with extremely turbid waters from the rainy Berg, which was causing a reduced flow of water into the plant from the dam.

“The above means the plant production has been reduced by more than 10% so far,” the municipality said.

“In the quest to avoid the collapse of the system, water rationing will be applied with immediate effect.”

The municipality has implemented a water rationing plan with immediate effect.

This is the municipality’s water rationing plan:

  • Gamalakhe water supply will be closed off on Sunday morning until the afternoon. This will be done to reduce demand on the system while the Southern Reservoir, particularly Ramsgate if filled to continue with restoration.
  • Marburg Boosters have been started in order for Marburg to be fully restored on Sunday morning.
  • The northern system will continue with feed, however, the rationing of uMzimkhulu Reservoir may cause minimal fluctuations.
  • The Uvongo inlet will also be shut to reduce the demand during the period.

“This plan is expected to achieve the balance of the system and reduce the demand,” the municipality said.

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“As from Monday all systems will get water and rationing will be done on inlets without affecting any area.”

The municipality also urged residents to use water sparingly.

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