Drought causes water cuts in Ladysmith

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Pumps will be switched off today between 9am and 4pm to build up water in the reservoirs and will be switched on again between 4pm and 9pm.

Water-shedding in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal commences today, July 13, and will affect factories, the CBD and residential households, reports Ladysmith Gazette.

uThukela District Municipality stresses that the drought situation has worsened, with not enough rains received in the Ladysmith area. uThukela Communication Manager Jabulani Mkhonza announced yesterday that water-shedding would come into effect, as raw water levels are dropping lower and lower by the day.

Ladysmith CBD, Observation Hill, Mkhamba Gardens, Modelkloof, Limit Hill, Danskraal Industrial, Roosboom, parts of St Chad’s and parts of Steadville would be affected by the water-shedding.

Hence, uThukela District Municipality is now implementing its water cuts schedule.

Pumps will be switched off today between 9am and 4pm to build up water in the reservoirs and will be switched on again between 4pm and 9pm.

From Thursday, July 14, the pumps will be switched on between 4pm and 9pm daily (times are subject to change).

This will affect the following areas: Ladysmith CBD, Observation Hill, Mkhamba Gardens, Modelkloof, Limit Hill, Danskraal Industrial, Roosboom, parts of St Chad’s and parts of Steadville.

Caxton News Service




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