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Water supply disruptions expected to several parts of the Metro on Wednesday

MAY 16, 2017
Water supply disruptions expected to several parts of the Metro on Wednesday

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has advised that residents in the areas mentioned below should brace themselves for water supply disruptions that will start from 4pm on Wednesday.

"This regrettable state of affairs is owing to the pipes that need some reworking in the affected areas," the Metro said.

"The two 450mm water mains are interconnected and the old valves are bypassing water under their gates, meaning that we unfortunately have to shut down both 450mm water mains."

Water will be off from 4pm. The shutting of the valves takes about an hour and the contractor will start cutting the pipe at 6pm; once peak traffic has subsided.

"We will carry out the repair as fast as we can without compromising on the quality of the repair," it added.

The affected areas are as follows:-

  • Roos Street,
  • Schauderville,
  • Adcockvale,
  • Perridgevale,
  • Greenacres,
  • Parsons Hill,
  • Millard Grange,
  • Westview,
  • Glen Hurd,
  • Linkside,
  • Scotsoun,
  • Hallack Road,
  • St Georges Park including Jutland and Craig Bain Streets,
  • Mill Park,
  • Newton Park,
  • Central,
  • Richmond Hill,
  • Cotswold, and
  • Fernglen.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask the public and businesses to bear with us as we repair this important pipeline," said the municipality.