Technicians at the site. Picture: eThekwini Municipality
Technicians at the site. Picture: eThekwini Municipality

Chatsworth water update: leak fixed, water restored to some areas

By Se-Anne Rall Time of article published Jul 29, 2021

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DURBAN - ETHEKWINI Municipality has confirmed that the leak that left parts of Shallcross and Chatsworth without running water, has been fixed.

"The City is pleased to inform residents that are experiencing water shortages as a result of a leak, repairs have been completed," the municipality said.

Pumps are in operation and water has started running to both Shallcross and Chatsworth 4 reservoirs.

"Most parts of Shallcross have already begun receiving water and eThekwini continues to build capacity to other reservoirs. The public is urged to remain patient," the city confirmed.

Technicians at the site. Picture: eThekwini Municipality

Yesterday, IOL reported that residents living in parts of Chatsworth, Shallcross, Pinetown and surrounds spent almost four days without water.

Some residents complained of having to buy bottled water and others had to go to relatives’ homes to bath or shower.

The municipality apologised for the inconvenience caused and requested that the public remain patient during this period.

The public is urged to constantly alert the city in the event of shortcomings in its temporal water relief measures.

EThekwini would also like to request the public to always stay clear of its servitude.

For more information regarding water supply, residents can contact the call centre on 080 131 3013, the toll-free number on 080 311 1111 or the eThekwini Water and Sanitation WhatsApp number on 073 1483 477.


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