WATER CRISIS

Murky Mess: Readers in Nelson Mandela Bay provided photographs of the sort of water quality they experiences at their homes yesterday
Murky Mess: Readers in Nelson Mandela Bay provided photographs of the sort of water quality they experiences at their homes yesterday

Restrictions loom as power cuts play havoc with supply

Nelson Mandela Bay is facing a full-blown water crisis, with restrictions likely to come into effect next month if consumption does not drop by at least 10%.

As large parts of the city contended with smelly, brown water or none at all – or in some cases, just a trickle – from Monday afternoon, the municipality warned residents yesterday to prepare for frequent water outages as a result of the rolling electricity blackouts.

At least 14 suburban areas in the Bay were affected, as well as neighbouring farms.

-Mkhululi Ndamase

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2 thoughts on “WATER CRISIS

  • February 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm
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    Why haven’t the RE projects been used to supply the treatment plants?
    There’s been no plan to invest in local water and energy sources for competitive advantage over other centres. No lights and water, no manufacturing and construction, no work, no payment for services.

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    • February 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm
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      ……that sounds too difficult, too technical, too ‘white’ to the cadres in charge….but hey!…..there will be T-shirts and bread galore next election/campaign….

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