Anger as com­mu­nity shares un­healthy wa­ter with live­stock

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS -

MKHUPHULANGWENYA Re­serve com­mu­nity mem­bers in uMlalazi are un­happy about shar­ing wa­ter with live­stock at the uMh­lathuzana River.

The com­mu­nity pre­vi­ously fetched wa­ter from the premises of a lo­cal min­ing com­pany, but the com­pany has since closed its gates, pre­vent­ing the peo­ple from en­ter­ing.

Com­mu­nity mem­ber Ce­lani Sh­wabede said they were dis­turbed by what was hap­pen­ing in the area with re­gard to wa­ter pro­vi­sion.

‘The wa­ter we get from the river is very un­healthy. We now rely on wa­ter tankers which come once a week, but this is not help­ing us.’

Ward Coun­cil­lor Lin­dani Biyela said the wa­ter short­age was a re­sult of the de­lay in the wa­ter pipe in­stal­la­tion by King Cetshwayo Dis­trict Mu­nic­i­pal­ity from Phobane to Ward 24.

‘An­other prob­lem is that the pump which sup­plies wa­ter to this com­mu­nity is not big enough to cater for the whole area. That’s why we have re­sorted to wa­ter tankers as a means to sup­ply wa­ter to the com­mu­nity,’ he said.

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