Load shedding disrupts Nelson Mandela Bay water supply

The Kouga Dam in the Gamtoos River Valley. Picture: ANA

The Kouga Dam in the Gamtoos River Valley. Picture: ANA

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Wednesday urged residents to use water sparingly as load shedding was affecting water pumps.

Municipality spokesperson Mthubanzi Mniki said the metro was experiencing multiple shutdowns at various water treatment works as well as large pump stations daily due to the load shedding.

Mniki said the extended shutdown durations of Stage 4 load shedding made it impossible to recuperate storage as there simply were not enough pumping hours left in the day.

“This issue was further compounded by two separate breakdowns experienced on the supply system. However, teams are busy with repairs.”

The metro called on all consumers, including businesses and residents, to reduce consumption drastically to avoid areas from experiencing interruptions in supply.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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