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City to shut off water on South Coast for emergency repairs

A large part of Amanzimtoti will be affected by the water outage.

ETHEKWINI Municipality has announced a planned water interruption to areas supplied through the South Coast Augmentation (SCA) pipeline system on January 30.

Also read: Major water outage to affect southern areas

In a statement, eThekwini said the interruption is necessary to undertake maintenance on the 800mm SCA pumping trunk main for air valve and scour valve replacements near the Umbogintwini River.

“The City will, on Tuesday morning, shut the new SCA booster pump station from 03:00 for the emergency work. This work is expected to be completed on the same day at 21:00, and thereafter, pumping of water to the trunk main will resume,” it said.

Affected areas include:
Ekuhlengeni Psychiatric Hospital, AECI, Ezimbokodweni, Southgate Industrial Park, Athlone Park, Amanzimtoti CBD, Almond, Kingsburgh, Doonside, Illovo Beach, Panorama Park, Umgababa, Mgobhozini, Mfume, KwaSoni, Mashiwase, Nkwali, Lovu, Bhekulwandle, KwaMakhutha, Mkhazini, Ezimbokodweni, KwaFakazi, Mahlathini, Adams Mission, Umnini, Magabheni, Ehlanzeni, Thoyane, Umkomaas, Craigeburn, Amahlongwa, Crowder Farm, Malabar Hills, Isipingo Rail, Reunion, Isipingo Beach, Isipingo Hills, Orient Hills, Prospecton Industrial, Ezimbokodweni, Lotus Park and Malukazi.

For more information regarding water supply, members of the public can download eThekwini Municipality’s mobile app to log faults or send a WhatsApp message to 073 1483 477. Alternatively, call the toll-free number on 080 311 1111 or email Eservices@durban.gov.za.



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