STATEMENT BY UGU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY:
The municipality is working with the law enforcement agencies in investigating a case of sabotage with malicious intent at the Izingolweni reservoir where an unauthorized opening of a scour valve was discovered on Tuesday morning.
This has resulted in a massive water loss at the reservoir causing water outages in areas surrounding Izingolweni. And this takes place at a time when water supply in the area is critical due to limited water production at the Umtamvuna Water Treatment Plant which is currently being upgraded to respond to the ever-increasing demand.
Immediate relief measures of water supply have been put in place to supply water to the affected areas through water tankers. And plans to conduct repairs to the damaged valve at the reservoir are in place pending the accessibility of the road to the reservoir which is currently being blocked by residents.