Interruption of water supply south of Durban
ETHEKWINI Municipality said there would be a planned shutdown of the South Coast augmentation pipeline in the south of Durban today, and this would affect the supply of water in some areas.
The municipality said in a statement that the shutdown would be carried out to replace a faulty scour valve and a leaking air valve on the 800mm-diameter steel trunk main supplying the eManzimtoti waterworks.
The construction work would take place over a five-hour period, from 10am to 3pm today.
The city said the following areas would be affected: eManzimtoti CBD, Isipingo, Athlone Park, KwaMakhutha, most parts of Adams Mission, Ezimbokodweni, Lewis Drive area, Bhekulwandle, uMnini, Magabheni, Ehlanzeni, Mgobhozini, Illovu, Lovu Beach, Mfume, Kingsburgh, Panorama Park, uMgababa, Malabar Hills, Lotus Park, Garden Lots and Almond Road.
The work would also affect the water supply to eMkhomazi, Craigieburn, Amahlongwa, Amalundi, Crowder Farm and D1060 (KwaFakazi, KwaMgendwa, Mahlathini, Ohlongeni, eKuphileni). The municipality urged residents to refrain from water-using activities such as filling swimming pools, washing cars and irrigating gardens during the shutdown.
For more information and enquiries regarding water supply, residents should contact the call centre: 080 131 3013; or EWS WhatsApp: 073 1483 477.