Amatola Water And SAMWU apologise for water supply disruptions

OCTOBER 10, 2016

The Amatola Water Management, together with organised labour, as represented by the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU), on Monday apologised to communities in the Eastern Cape that were affected by the recent disruptions to water supply, as a result of the industrial action at the water board, which took place between Friday and Saturday.

Both parties extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Minister of Water & Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane for her intervention in resolving the impasse.

"All workers returned to work, as of the early hours of Sunday morning and the organisation is working around the clock to ensure that the water supply is restored to all affected areas," said Amatola Water CEO, Lefadi Makibinyane, in the joint statement.

“We as the Amatola Water family are apologising unreservedly to every community member in the province that has been affected by the consequence of the industrial action and we vow that such inconvenience will not happen again.”

All the water treatment plants are fully operational, with all the distribution networks currently filling up.

"All efforts are being made to ensure that the water supply is normalised to the municipalities in the shortest possible time."