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Water supply disruption after pipeline damaged in Summerstrand

Jun 26, 2019
Water supply disruption after pipeline damaged in Summerstrand

Port Elizabeth - Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality would like to inform residents and businesses that a major 600mm diameter water supply pipeline situated along Admirality Way has been damaged by contractors and will have to be shut down.

"The areas supplied by this main are Summerstrand between 2nd Ave and the Beachfront, and the lower lying areas of Humewood and the Beachfront itself," said Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications and Media Management Officer, Mthubanzi Mniki.

"Officials are in the process assessing the extent of the damage to ascertain whether the main can be repaired, whether temporary or permanent.

"An attempt will be made to supply water into this area from an alternative reservoir zone but there is a strong possibility that some higher lying may experience low pressure or even no water at all."

Mniki said that local residents, who have water, are requested to use water sparingly.

"The municipality would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused."

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