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Motherwell, Despatch, Uitenhage etc to be affected by Nooitgedagt shutdown

JULY 11, 2017
Motherwell, Despatch, Uitenhage etc to be affected by Nooitgedagt shutdown

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Tuesday said several suburbs will be affected by a shutdown scheduled for the Nooitgedagt water treatment works on Wednesday for emergency repair work on the raw water pipeline.

"Conditions are not favorable, so we expect supply to be restored by Thursday morning, however we will aim to have it restored as soon as possible," the municipality said.

"Consumers must please use water sparingly during this time to avoid storage reservoirs running dry."

Areas that will be affected first if storage drops:

•Reservoir Hills 
•Khayamnandi 
•Higher parts of Motherwell 
•Uitenhage 
•Despatch 
•Ibayi 
•Chatty

"There will be no extra water from Nooitgedagt to supply the western side of the metro so all consumers are requested to cut consumption," the municipality added.