eThekwini Municipality refutes allegations that their water is not safe for drinking

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The eThekwini Municipality has appealed to residents not to believe social media allegations that water in areas in the municipality is not safe for drinking.

On Saturday, the Umgeni Water made a similar appeal.

Work to repair the Durban Height water treatment plant is under way after the recent floods damaged water infrastructure.

Municipal Spokesperson, Musa Mayisela says, “The city would like to assure the members of the public that our water is safe to drink and we are appealing to all those who are responsible for spreading disinformation to desist from doing, so let alone when we are in the grip of a disaster. We are appealing to the members of the public to heed notices that are on our communication platforms.”

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In April, the International organisation Red Cross South Africa noted that with all the aid going to flood-ridden KwaZulu-Natal, getting clean water to stricken communities remains their main priority.

They called on the donor community to help in its efforts to assist flood victims in Durban.

With all hands on deck, Red Cross South Africa has reached over 2 400 people giving them hot meals and trying to provide some comfort at the evacuation centres amid uncertainties.