Major breaks: Latest Ugu water service update and action plan

UGU THURSDAY MIDDAY WATER SERVICES UPDATE AND ACTION PLAN:

Please be informed that the Bhobhoyi Water Treatment Works has been experiencing high demand thus resulting in inconsistent Reservoir levels. This has therefore affected Umzimkhulu Reservoir.

The demand is due to major breaks that have been found in Skogheim which has been repaired, Msikaba which is in progress and Albersville also in progress…

Our analysis of Protea Park shows that it is affected due to Umzimkhulu Reservoir’s low levels.

Teams have since been dispatched to walk lines and check for breaks at Illovo Sugar Mill as there has been reports.

Also, another team is checking the line supplying North Shepstone for possible breaks as we suspect high drawoff.

We are closing the main line coming out of Umzimkhulu Reservoir to fast track the recovery of Protea Park and then focus will be on the New Bolton area.

Thanks,
Sphelele

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