Water supply interruptions to parts of Motherwell on Tuesday

MARCH 23, 2015

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMMB) on Monday afternoon said that water supply to large parts of Motherwell will be temporarily shut down on Tuesday, 24 March from 09:00am.

The municipality said that this is due to repair work to be carried out on a bulk water pipeline.

According to Standing Committee Chairperson for Infrastructure, Electricity, Engineering and Energy Cllr, Andile Mfunda, Motherwell's NU 4, NU 5, NU 6, NU 7, NU 8 and NU 9 will be affected during the repairs.

“We plan to restore supply before the end of business tomorrow. Arrangements have been made for water tankers to be deployed in the area,” Mfunda added.

Residents are reminded to keep their taps closed while work is being carried out in order to conserve water when supply is reconnected.

On Friday, the NMMB warned residents to expect possible interruptions to their water supply this week due to repair work at the Nooitgedagt Water Treatment Works.

Nelson Mandela Bay Director of Communications, Roland Williams, in a statement said that while the repairs are being done, water supply to the Nooidgedacht Treatment Works will be stopped.

"Proactively, the NMBM has ensured that all our reservoirs which are fed from Nooidgedacht have been filled. However, the full reservoirs carry enough water for two to three days, and the maintenance work will probably be longer than that. This may indeed lead to a water shortage in the latter part of next week (possibly Wednesday or Thursday)," he said.