Planned Water Shutdown on 17 November 2020

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GK CRONJE

10 November 2020

The municipality appeal to all affected people to bear with us during period. The municipality also urge the community of Msukaligwa to report any water leaks to the municipal call centre for instantaneous response and to use water sparingly.

As supplied by Msukaligwa Local Municipality - Notice is hereby given of the Usuthu River Government Scheme (Department of Water & Sanitation) has planned water shutdown due to an urgent work needed to be done in order to avert catastrophic failure at Jericho Pump Station.

The specific scope of work during the shutdown include inter alia the following: isolate valves from the dam wall, then scour the pipeline; divers seal off leaking isolating valves and inspect the grids / screens; inspect manifold and the process will then will be reserved in order go back to normality.

The water supply will be interrupted as indicated below:

Date : 17th November 2020 (Tuesday)
Starting time : 07h00 AM
Finishing date : 20th November 2020 (Friday)
FinishingTime : 23h59 PM

Affected areas will be:

• Ermelo South (John Vorster Park and De Bruin Park)
• Portion of Cassim Park
• Portion of Nederland Park
• Extension 32, 33, 34 and New Ermelo

The following restrictions are to be complied with during this period:
• No use of irrigation system for gardens and lawns
• Washing of paved areas with a hosepipe is prohibited
• Washing of vehicles is only allowed from a bucket
• And any other water wastage activities.

During this period the affected areas / high lying area will be supplied with water through water tankers. Communities are urged not to pay water from water tanks as this water is for free. If they are made to pay for the water they must report this to their councillors.

The municipality appeal to all affected people to bear with us during period. The municipality also urge the community of Msukaligwa to report any water leaks to the municipal call centre for instantaneous response and to use water sparingly.

For more information contact

Municipal Call Centre
Toll Free 0800 00419 03

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