Uitenhage residents advised to use water sparingly to accommodate repairs

JANUARY 15, 2016

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has requested that residents in Uitenhage use water sparingly, as workers are currently restoring a major burst pipe as well as a pump station at the Kabah (Groendal) Water Treatment Works.

The work being done on the pump station, which extracts water from the treatment works and into the Rosedale reservoir, resulted in a drop in the reservoir level and the backup supply is struggling to keep up with the demand.

“To compound supply concerns, the burst of a major supply line to Uitenhage this morning led to the isolation of the pipeline and our repair teams are currently busy fixing the problem,” the Municipality said.

“At this stage we still have sufficient reservoir storage and consumers should not be affected. We are, however, concerned that the repair may take longer than expected and therefore request consumers in the Uitenhage area to use water sparingly.”

“If all goes well, the pipe should be repaired by this evening and the supply restored by tomorrow whilst we are still hopeful that we will be able to start the pump station this evening as well.”

In cases of emergency call 0800 20 50 50 for water tankers to deploy to where it is most needed.