Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Head Councillor Mongameli Bobani has called on residents to use water sparingly as Day Zero has hit the City.
This comes after a number of residents and businesses experienced water outages this week due to the high water demand which can not be matched as the City is still faced with a drought disaster.
Addressing Members of the Media and residents on Friday, 04 September 2020, Member of the Mayoral Committee Councillor Bobani said: "We are experiencing water outages specially in the Western suburbs, Northen Areas and Uitenhage. As the City we can tell you that we are on Day Zero because we are using more water that we actually have in our dams. Currently our consumption of water is 290 million litres per day while we are supposed to use 268 million litres a day or less.”
"We would like to apologise to the residents for the inconvenience caused but this crisis is beyond our control. The rain is not falling enough making our dams drier each day. The current total dam levels are at 18.8% and following the recent rain we have only seen about 1.5% with the more than 100 mm rain that has fallen in the catchment areas over the last two weeks.”
Over the weekend of the 26-27 August 2020, the Northern Areas experienced water outages and a concerted effort was made to re-establish water to the areas. However, the action was compounded by some pipe and mechanical or electrical complications and insufficient water was pumped from Nooitgedagt which resulted in the problem.
MMC Bobani urged residents to use the remaining water sparingly and pray for rainfall as the situation was dire.
As part of the long term solutions MMC Bobani said the City had fixed 15700 water leaks saving the City millions of litres
"We have a number of projects currently underway to mitigate our water supply and this includes the Coegakop Water Treatment Work.”
He said water supply would be restored to residents affected by water outages in Northern Areas and Western suburbs on Friday evening.
Residents are urged to report water leaks on 0800 20 5050 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and all water users are requested to use water sparingly and limit usage to 50 litres per day per person or less.
NMBM Senior Director: Water and Sanitation Barry Martin said: "Residents should not stockpile water as this puts an additional strain on the water supply system.”
Issued by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications Office.
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Published: 03 May 2021 CURRENT
INTERMITTENT WATER SUPPLY DUE TO A FAULT AT THE ELANDSJAGT WATER TREATMENT WORKS.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is currently experiencing difficulties supplying water to certain storage reservoirs due to a fault at the Elandsjagt Water Treatment Works.
This places the system at risk as storage conditions remain low due to ongoing drought.
Municipal teams are currently on site assessing requirements to execute repairs.
Areas that could experience low pressure or disruptions include:
Parts of Walmer
Parts of Cotsworld
Parts of Schauderville
Parts of Central
The situation will be monitored and water tankers will be made available if reservoir storage levels deplete.
The positions of the water tankers will be communicated on the NMBM social media platforms and can also be enquired from 0800205050.
Consumers are requested to use water sparingly and not to stockpile, this will accelerate the depletion of storage.
Published: 22 Mar 2021 CURRENT
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Published: 21 Oct 2020 CURRENT
SUSPENSION OF E-NEWSPAPER AND E-MAGAZINE SERVICES
Library services regret to inform its NMBM community that its e-newspaper and
e-magazine service is suspended with immediate effect until further notice due to
technical and administrative challenges. The Library service is doing its
best to restore normal services. We are hoping to have resolved our challenges
within a month.
our users may still access the e-book and audiobook service (Overdrive) by
going through the municipal website or via downloading the Libby app.
for e-books and audiobooks send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Director – NMBM Libraries
Published: 09 May 2021, Resolved: 10 May 2021RESOLVED
Emergency electricity shutdown
Due to damaged transformer at Redhouse sub, Kwamagxaki No1 will be switched off from 17H30 to 18H45; Koyana Redhouse and Mgengo from 18H45 to 20H00 to stabilise load. Kwamagxaki, New Brighton will be affected.
Published: 03 May 2021, Resolved: 06 May 2021RESOLVED
48 HOUR SHUTDOWN OF LOERIE WATER TREATMENT WORKS
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality would like to notify residents that on the 4th of May 2021, the Loerie Water Treatment Works will be closed for 48 hours in order to complete crucial upgrades as part of the Pump Station Refurbishment Project.
While necessary plans have been made to reduce the likelihood of shortages, it is possible that reservoir capacity will be exhausted before supply is restored
The levels in the water storage reservoirs are constantly monitored and further communication will be issued should water outages become imminent.
Residents are encouraged to use water sparingly such that the available water storages are not depleted during this period.
It is possible, however, that it may impact customers who are served directly from the bulk water pipeline
Published: 30 Apr 2021, Resolved: 06 May 2021RESOLVED
PLANNED ELECTRICITY SHUTDOWN
When: Tuesday, 4 May 2021 (alternatively 22 June 2021)
Where: Kudu Substation
Time: 06H00 - 18H00Reason: Maintenance
All areas fed from Kudu substation will be affected:
Section of Despatch, surrounds
All supplies to be treated as live for the duration of the outage.