​ETHEKWINI NEWS FLASH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

14 November 2016
 
Planned Water Maintenance on Midmar Treatment Works
 
The public is urged to be aware of planned maintenance on the Midmar Treatment Works from 08h00 on Tuesday, 22 November to 14h00 on Wednesday, 23 November. This totals 30 hours for the planned maintenance to be undertaken.
 
Affected areas are those serviced by the Midmar Dam and include the Outer West, Inner West and parts of the South.
 
Residents are urged not to increase demand on the system by storing water. Water will be available to residents from reservoirs. However, the public is urged to not stockpile water as it will put the reservoir system under strain.
 
If there is a demand on the reservoir system it will lead to the reservoirs being drained and residents being without water. The public is therefore urged to use water conservatively.
 
If the planned maintenance does not go ahead, this will be communicated to the public. The maintenance will be deferred to a later date if officials are unhappy with the water levels in reservoirs. These levels have to be at 80 percent or above for the planned maintenance to go ahead.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information members of the media can contact Gugu Mbonambi on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za