Johannesburg – A pipe supplying water to the Nelson Mandela Bay metro has been fixed, the municipality said on Sunday.
The pipe was fixed before 6am on Sunday, said the municipality’s infrastructure acting director Barry Martin.
He said the water supply could be back to normal by Monday afternoon.
Martin asked residents to use water sparingly and to postpone the washing of laundry and other projects requiring the usage of large volumes of water to allow reservoirs to fill up.
On Friday, the municipality asked Port Elizabeth car wash businesses to shut down until two damaged pipes had been repaired.
The pipes, which brought water from the Churchill and Impofu dams to city reservoirs, were washed away during floods on Thursday. They supplied a third of the city’s water.
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