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No water in eMalahleni – municipality predicts four to five days of dry taps

eMalahleni to experience approximately five days of water outage due to planned repairs at Witbank Water Treatment Works

Prepare for a dry spell. eMalahleni is set to experience a major water disruption lasting approximately five days.

The Emalahleni Local Municipality has announced a planned repair operation at the Witbank Water Treatment Works and the main command reservoir D, set to begin tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25 at 07:00.

The shutdown is necessary to conduct critical maintenance, including unblocking the raw water feed pipeline, repairing the broken clarifier No. 1 Bridge, and replacing five suction valves at reservoir point D.

Following the repairs, an additional two to three days will be required to refill and pressurise the system fully, bringing the total anticipated disruption to around five days.

During this period, areas served by Reservoir Points A, B, C, D, and E will experience a complete water outage.

The municipality advises all residents and businesses to store sufficient water in advance and to use water sparingly throughout the shutdown.

Water tankers will be stationed at essential locations, such as hospitals and clinics, to ensure emergency water supply.

For further information or assistance, the community can reach the municipality during office hours at 013 690 6911, 013 690 6963/6949, or the call centre at 013 690 6222/333/444.

The municipality apologises for the inconvenience and appreciates the community’s cooperation and patience during this essential maintenance period.


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