The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape says residents could expert water disruptions, due to the upgrade of the Standford road pump station.
The metro says this facility will produce 20 megalitres less per day, requiring an urgent drop in consumption, in-order to avoid water disruptions to the western, central and south-western parts of Gqeberha.
The upgrade is expected to be completed by the end of November.
“We are not fixing but upgrading the water supply in the Metro and that to me is good news, but what we have done what we want to be proactive.
We warn the residents so that they can be prepared. So over the next four months until November, the system will be upgraded because we won’t have rain for the next 10 days.”
Nelson Mandela Bay municipality to upgrade its water supply systems as drought intensifies:
Last year, the municipality experienced a lot of water shortages, leading to day zero.
The maintenance team of the municipality discovered that water could no longer be extracted from the Impofu Dam due to low water levels.
At least 30 suburbs in the metro were affected by the outage.