The eThekwini Municipality is actively addressing prolonged water outages in Verulam, oThongathi, Phoenix, and other northern areas, emphasising its commitment to resolving the issue promptly.

Interventions are already underway, with a primary focus on inspecting the 32-kilometer-long trunk main for leaks and blockages.

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eThekwini Municipality temporarily closes water reservoirs for testing

In response to ongoing tests on the trunk main, the municipality temporarily closes most reservoir inlets and outlets in the north. The eThekwini Municipality appeals for residents’ patience, emphasising the complexity and sensitivity of the trunk main network testing process.

While making efforts to minimise water supply disruptions, these tests crucially ensure the equitable restoration of potable water supply to all affected areas served by the northern aqueduct.

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“We are mindful not to interrupt water supply unnecessarily, however, these tests are required to ensure potable water supply is restored equitably to all areas affected by the northern Aqueduct,” said the eThekwini Municipality in a statement.

Deploying water tankers to affected areas

The Municipality assures residents that it will continue deploying water tankers to provide interim relief in affected areas.

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In the face of challenges, the Municipality remains steadfast in its commitment to resolving the water supply issue. It also aims to provide essential services to the community.

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