Durban - The Vulindlela area, outside Pietermaritzburg, is hard hit by water shortages.
The area has, for the past few months, been affected by water shortages that has been lasting for days.
The Msunduzi municipality is responsible for water supply to the area.
According to government study conducted more than five years ago, when it embarked on a process to build government housing, the area was home to more than 25 000 household but has grown rapidly since then.
Residents in the area have to rely on supply by water tankers whose delivery is unreliable.