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Do not panic! Low water pressure is deliberate says Metro

Mar 30, 2020
Do not panic! Low water pressure is deliberate says Metro

Port Elizabeth - Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Senior Director: Water and Sanitation, Barry Martin, over the weekend advised residents that water pressure will be low in large parts of the western suburbs to restore the water levels of reservoirs quicker.

"Decreased water pressure in Western suburbs as part of water demand management measures to artificially enhance the inflow of water to the Chelsea and Greenbushes reservoirs.

"The water level of the Chelsea Reservoir increased to 56% overnight. Further improvements of the water level to at least 60% will enable us to pump water through to the Greenbushes Reservoir in order to restore water supply to Colleen Glen, Kuyga and St. Albans amongst others.

"Residents are encouraged to continue water conservation as drought conditions prevails, exacerbated by the need for continuous handwashing as part of the COVID-19 protocols introduced to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus,” Mr Martin said.

Water tankers

Water tankers are currently situated at the Kuyga Community Hall, Kuyga Taxi Rank, St. Albans Prison, Malabar Extension 6, Greenbushes Hotel, Colleen Glen Caltex, Rowallan Park and Linton Grange Spar.

Dedicated webpage

A dedicated webpage on the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality website www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za/page/covid-19 has been established to share numerous aspects of the Nelson Mandela Bay Disaster Management response to the pandemic including frequently asked questions.

For more information go to www.sacoronavirus.co.za, the national helpline 0800 029 999 or WhatsApp 060 012 3456.

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