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Update: George water situation in upper zone of Blanco

Jul 12, 2016
Update: George water situation in upper zone of Blanco

The George Municipality on Tuesday morning said that it is aware of low water pressure issues being experienced by certain areas of Blanco due to higher than usual water usage this morning.

"The municipal technical team is working hard to stabilize the system and would like to apologize for the inconvenience," the municipality said.

Early on Tuesday, the municipality said that water supply to Blanco had resumed with upper areas still experiencing low pressure but this was expected to stabilize.

On Monday, it said that the George Municipal Civil Engineering Department has confirmed that there are no burst pipes causing the lack of water in the upper zone of Blanco.

"Following the repair on Friday, the reservoir is taking time to refill to 100% capacity and the stabilization of the network is taking longer than initially thought.

"Water trucks have been stationed at Kerriwood Hill since yesterday with roving trucks travelling throughout the affected areas. Another two fire trucks will be stationed at Frylinck Street and on the corner of Searle and Maitland Street. The water from all trucks is safe for drinking."