Although the responsible usage of water is requested as a general rule of thumb, a special request is directed at Uitenhage residents to do so as workers are currently hard at work to restore a major burst pipe as well as a pump station at the Kabah (Groendal) Water Treatment Works.
Work on the pump station that extract water from the treatment works and pump it to the Rosedale reservoir, resulted in a drop in the reservoir level and the backup supply is struggling to keep up with the demand.
To compound supply concerns, the burst of a major supply line to Uitenhage this morning led to the isolation of the pipeline and our repair teams are currently busy fixing the problem.
At this stage we still have sufficient reservoir storage and consumers should not be affected. We are, however, concerned that the repair may take longer than expected and therefore request consumers in the Uitenhage area to use water sparingly.
If all goes well, the pipe should be repaired by tonight and the supply restored by tomorrow whilst we are still hopeful that we will be able to start the pump station this evening as well.
Water tankers are deployed in the area. In cases of emergency call 0800 20 50 50.