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Water Outages in Bhisho

Apr 1, 2017
Water Outages in Bhisho

Water tankers to be dispatched for relief in the emergency water outages in King William's Town  areas.


Due to Amatola Water strike and syphon failure at the Laing Water Treatment Works (WTWs) water supply in the following areas will be affected:

·        Bisho,

·        Berlin,

·        Ilitha,

·        Ndevana,

·        Zwelitsha,

·        Phakamisa,

·        Schornville,

·        Balasi Valley,

·        Balasi village,

·        Kuni 1,

·        Thembisa,

·        Mabaleni,

·        Nkqonqweni and

·        Newlands villages

Although, both the syphon problem and strike have been resolved on 29 March the system will take at least five days to recover in the urban areas and may take up to 10 days in rural areas.

This means the affected areas will be without water for the next two days, however, pressure will start to recover to full capacity on Friday, March 31.

Buffalo City Metro will dispatch at least 15 water tankers and 15 Jojo Tanks to assist with temporary water supply in the affected areas.

The tanks will be placed at strategic points, where people can go and collect water for basic services (e.g. schools, clinics and rent offices.).