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Several areas in PE could experience water shortages due to emergency pipeline repair work

Feb 7, 2018
Several areas in PE could experience water shortages due to emergency pipeline repair work

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality would like to inform residents and businesses that there might be water shortages in a number of areas across the City.

"This is due to an emergency leak repair work that is currently underway on one of the Churchill pipelines," described Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Spokesperson, Mthubanzi Mniki.

"The municipality anticipates that this repair will continue throughout the night.

"This has put a strain on the bulk system. In order to preserve storage and avoid water shortages, residents and businesses are urged to use water for essential purposes only."

He said that if storage is depleted the following areas could be affected;

  • Newton park
  • Walmer
  • Mangold park
  • Fairview
  • Glen Hurd
  • Greenacres
  • Fernglen
  • Linkside
  • Mill park
  • Central

And surrounding areas.

"The municipality would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by this. The team on site is working hard to finish the work at the shortest possible time, with less inconvenience to the residents and businesses."