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Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says load shedding affecting water supply

Mar 20, 2019
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says load shedding affecting water supply

Port Elizabeth - The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Wednesday advised local residents and businesses that it is experiencing multiple shutdowns at various Water Treatment Works as well as large Pump stations daily due to load shedding.

Eskom announced Stage 4 load shedding for the fifth consecutive day on Wednesday.

"The extended shutdown durations of stage 4 load shedding makes it impossible to recuperate storage as there simply isn't enough pumping hours left in the day," said Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications and Media Management Officer, Mthubanzi Mniki.

He said that this issue was further compounded by two separate breakdowns experienced on the supply system.

"However teams are busy with repairs," Mniki said.

"We urgently call on all consumers within NMBM to reduce consumption drastically to avoid areas from experiencing interruptions in supply."

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality areas affected by water disruptions due to load shedding 

The following supply areas are at highest risk of being affected:

  • Parts of Walmer
  • Walmer Downs
  • Mangold Park
  • Glen Hurd
  • Newton Park
  • Greenacres
  • Parts of Cotsworld
  • Parts of Schauderville
  • Linkside
  • Mill Park
  • Parts of Central
  • Mount Croix
  • Perridgevale
  • Summerstrand
  • Greenbushes industrial area
  • Rowallen park
  • Greenbushes
  • St Albans
  • General Ibhayi area
  • Gelvandale
  • Helenvale

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