The Mercury

Interrupti­on of water supply south of Durban

- | Mercury Reporter

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.

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