Monday afternoon update from Ugu on water supply situation

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WATER SUPPLY UPDATE FROM UGU MONDAY AFTERNOON 28/10:

St Helen rock pump station remains offline due to high salinity level; there has been an improvement from 1000 ms/m to 381 ms/m but this will be monitored closely during the 16:00 spring tide.

Bhobhoyi plant offline.

NORTHERN SYSTEM:

Umzimkhulu command reservoir is empty and there is no supply to Northern System. Woodgrange system and Anerly system has minimum reserve. Customers are urged to use water sparingly. Due to inadequate supply from Umthavuna system, water relief will be prioritized.

Port Shepstone CBD off 12A reservoir will start experiencing low pressure to no water. We request that customers use water sparingly during this time.

SOUTHERN SYSTEM:

Seaslopes supply area is currently Ramsgate south, Kaisers and Nosita which are all down. Ramsgate North has minimum reserve and consumer to use water sparingly. Water relief is being scheduled.

Gamalakhe is empty including conjoined system of Msikaba, Betania and Nyandezulu.

Shelly beach reservoirs at 50% and we request that consumers use it as minimal as they possibly can.

Margate CBD and Manaba supply system are down.

Marburg/Oslo beach system is down including industrial.

Murchison system is down and the priority will be given to Murchison hospital

UMZUMBE: Fairview/Maygog fed off the 525 from Umzimkhulu are affected. Temporary augmentation supply from Mhlabashane system.

We have 9 of the 14 internal water tankers available for scheduled programme and standby will assist with relief.

Construction of the temporary berm with flaps will start tomorrow (Tuesday) and expected completion is Thursday.

We will keep posting updates as we receive information from our Water Services Department.

Thank you
Ugu District Municipality

 

 

EARLIER REPORT:

UGU MEDIA STATEMENT:

AREAS BETWEEN HIBBERDENE AND RAMSGATE AFFECTED, ST HELENS ROCK WATER ABSTRACTION REMAIN HALTED

As of this morning, all areas between Hibberdene and Ramsgate remain badly affected, mostly without water as a result of high tide affecting St Helens Rock abstraction point.

Details of the emergency relief plan will follow, Ward Cllrs will be informed as they are key to crisis management.

Thank you
Ugu Communications

 

 

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