DURBAN – The water pump at the Northdene Pumping Station has been repaired and, according to the Municipality of eThekwini, the Shallcross reservoir is full and the homes have already received water.
It comes after residents were left without water for a week.
EThekwini spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela said the town was in the process of building capacity at Chatsworth 4 Reservoir which supplies homes in Chatsworth and Welbedacht East. He added that teams were on the ground to restore water to the remaining homes Thursday evening.
“The City would like to once again extend its sincere apologies to all residents affected by this water scarcity and is working tirelessly to remove any barriers that may hinder service delivery in the future. The municipality also expresses its gratitude to the residents who, although frustrated, did not resort to violent protests and instead worked with the city until the malfunction of the pumping station was resolved.
Mayisela said the water tankers would stay until every house in all affected areas has running water.
Residents have been urged to maintain their physical distances as the city works hard to stop the spread of Covid-19.
For more information and inquiries regarding water supply, contact the call center on 080 131 3013 or EWS WhatsApp on 073 1483 477.