The Sol Plaatje Municipality in Kimberley in the Northern Cape says despite small problems, the major water upgrade to the system is well underway.

The entire Kimberley has been without water since Friday for the upgrade. A massive pump station is also being built at the Riverton Water Purification Plant.

Water tankers have been placed around the city.

“That work on its own it’s proceeding very well and the other three areas on the main pipeline that transport water between Riverton and Kimberley, work is also fairly proceeding on two areas; while the other one we had a little bit of a challenge with water that was still running. But by now it has subsided,” says Municipal Spokesperson, Sello Matsie.