For immediate release
10 April 2015
 
Urgent Warning: Residents warned not to drink water from Mbokodweni River
 
Due to a power failure that affected the Amanzimtoti Wastewater Treatment Works, which resulted in partially treated sewage discharged into the Mbokodweni River, the public is warned not to swim, bathe, fish or drink the water in the Mbokodweni River downstream of the Amanzimtoti Wastewater Treatment Works.

However, tap water is safe to drink.

The Municipality has managed to restore the power to the Works and is testing the river water quality until the wastewater treatment process recovers completely.

ENDS

Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information contact Gugu Mbonambi on 0313114855 or email:gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or email: princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za