No water for Utrecht, KwaZulu-Natal for 2 days and counting

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As of this afternoon, Utrecht, KwaZulu-Natal is still without water. After two days (starting on Saturday, 9 July 2022) and the District Municipality still without a service provider, concerns have peaked.

This follows the Amajuba District Municipality admitting it was experiencing challenges with the mainline to the reservoir. Resulting from the issue, Utrecht and its neighbouring areas, namely White City, Balgray, Bensdorp and Khayalethu continue to have dry taps.

According to the Amajuba District Municipality, its team attempted to fix the mainline on Saturday. However, the repair work could not be complete, due to the extent of the damage. This now requires the Municipality to appoint an external service provider to complete the repairs.

On Monday morning, 11 July 2022, the Amajuba District Municipality’s Communications explained, “The responsible Director has just updated us that they are finalising the process of appointing a service provider.”

In the interim, the Amajuba District Municipality highlighted that water tankers have been dispatched.

While there are water tankers being made available, the Communications Unit stressed that the water tanker team was currently overwhelmed due to the high demand, as Dannhauser‘s water supply was affected by loadshedding challenges.

As residents now rely on water tankers, what are your thoughts on the above-mentioned? 

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