Water users to note planned 30-hour shutdown

Mid-Illovo among affected communities in uMgungundlovu District Municipality’s area

-By Michelle Izatt, originally posted on November 7, 2016


Mid-Illovo is among the communities that will be affected when a 30-hour planned water shutdown takes place tomorrow (Tuesday, 8 November).

The water supply will be affected from 8am on 8 November and supply is expected to be operational by 5pm on Wednesday, 9 November.

uMgungundlovu District Municipality’s water service needs is rapidly growing. As a water services authority and provider it is fulfilling its mandate and obligation to supply clean and potable water to all communities it serves.

Umgeni Water (bulk water supplier to uMgungundlovu District Municipality) has planned a shutdown at the Midmar Works. The following municipalities will be affected:

  • Umshwathi: Swayimane, Bruynshill, Wartburg, Dalton, New Hanover, Trustfeed, and Mpolweni.
  • Richmond: Central Business District, Indaleni, Phatheni, Hopewell, Thornville
  • Mkhambathini: Camperdown, Lion Park, Mandastone, Estone, Gagwini, Mid-Illovo
  • Umngeni: All areas in Howick, Mpophomeni, Merrivale, Merrivale Heights, Hilton.

While residents will have water during the shutdown, as the reservoirs have adequate water stored, residents are required to use it sparingly during the shutdown. Residents, businesses, factories, schools, clinics and all consumers are strongly recommended to store water in receptacles or vessels.

uMgungundlovu District Municipality apologises for the disruption and inconvenience.

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