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Durban - Umgeni Water will be shutting down the purification plant at Midmar Water Treatment Works for 26 hours for planned maintenance.

The shutdown begins on November 21, 2017 (Tuesday) from 8am and continues until November 22, 2017 (Wednesday) at 10am.

Msunduzi Municipality spokeswoman Thobeka Mafumbatha said that Umgeni Water had increased production from Saturday to allow the municipality to fill up their reservoirs in order to be able to supply their customers as long as they could.

"However, we ask that the public conserve water during this period as with our reserves in the reservoirs will be depleted within the 26 hours."
 eThekwini Municipality spokeswoman Tozi Mthethwa said in a statement that res idents were urged not to increase demand on the system by storing water. 

"Water will be available to residents from reservoirs. However, the public is urged to not stockpile water as it will put the reservoir system under strain.  If there is a demand on the reservoir system it will lead to the reservoirs being drained and residents being without water. The public is therefore urged to use water conservatively."

The following areas will be affected during the course of the 26-hour-period:
  • Prestbury
  • Northdale
  • Raisethorpe
  • Woodlands
  • Masons
  • Bisley
  • Ashdown
  • Caluza
  • Willowfontain
  • Unit H
  • Sinathing
  • Azalea
  • Unit 18
  • Foxhill
  • Ashburton

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