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Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality explains discoloured water, says it's safe to drink

Feb 20, 2019
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality explains discoloured water, says it's safe to drink

Over the last two weeks, some residents in the Nelson Mandela Bay have been experiencing discoloured water prompting fears among consumers.

"The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality wishes to apologise to all customers for this inconvenience," said Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications and Media Management Officer, Mthubanzi Mniki.

"Since about two weeks ago the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has increased its chlorine dosing levels, as is the norm this time of each year when warmer temperatures are being experienced and to control bacteria levels.

"This and increased water demand could have contributed to the colour problem of the water." 

Mniki said that from inspections carried out it appears that the water colour has settled and the only isolated problems are being experienced with burst pipelines.

"The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality wishes to assure its residents that the water is safe to drink."