Nelson Mandela Bay’s water supply remains under pressure due to a decrease in dam levels and high consumption. Since the start of the water crisis last week that saw a number of areas running out of water, a number of interventions have been implemented, including stricter monitoring of the work done by the Water Leaks team, the implementation of a robust awareness campaign, and the identification and prioritisation of major water leaks. This has led to a slight improvement in the situation. More interventions, such as fast-tracking procurement processes relating to improvements in the ageing water distribution infrastructure and the appointment of plumbing contractors, are currently underway.
Since the start of water crisis last week, water supply to the following areas has been restored:
- Walmer Heights
- Newton Park
- Mill Park
- North End
- Algoa Park
- Parts of Zwide
- New Brighton
It should be noted that the system remains constrained and critical. The reticulation system still has a deficit, which has now shifted to other supply reservoirs.
Currently we are experiencing intermittent or no water supply in Humewood, City Hall, and Govan Mbeki Avenue areas. The technical teams are working on a number of technical interventions to restore supply.
Consumers are urgently required to cut back consumption in order to stabilise the system.
Water tankers will be deployed to the affected areas.
The Municipality would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused.