ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
 
For immediate release
 
02 April 2019
 
Water In eThekwini Municipality Safe to Drink
 
City Manager of the eThekwini Municipality, Sipho Nzuza, would like to assure members of the public that water delivered to all residents is not contaminated.
 
This after disinformation that resulted to the city being inundated with calls from residents trying to ascertain the veracity of this incorrect information.
 
“We are very concerned with lies making rounds that our water is not clean. Water is very important in sustaining human life and under no circumstances shall we compromise on that. We have got water experts working for the City who are responsibility for ensuring that without fail we provide clean water that is safe to drink. Even the water that we happen to provide with water tankers in times of emergencies is clean” said Nzuza.
 
Some residents received information to the effect that in certain areas water is laden with pathogens which are microorganisms that have a deadly potential to trigger diseases such as diarrhoea.
 
“We understand that it is the electioneering period and some would want to be seen to be doing something by their bosses by peddling lies. We are calling for responsible leadership to all political leaders in our communities and refrain from sending communities in panic mode solely to score cheap political points at the expense of the welfare of our communities. We are fully aware of reports of water borne diseases in northern parts of the country, but not here” said Nzuza.
 
The City has resolved all water problems in its northern parts and we again sincerely apologising to all our residents for interruptions of water supply that have been experienced recently. We are appealing to all residents to report to us with speed in the event of water leaks by sending text message on 0837073013.
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela.
 
For more information contact 0609664220.
 
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