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eThekwini Municipality issues urgent water restrictions notice for Durban


From tonight, eThekwini Municipality will effect 7-hour water restrictions in central and southern Durban  - a bid to conserve the city's water in the midst of the drought.

The ongoing cuts kick in at 9pm and will last until 4am.

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The Municipality's Tozi Mthethwa says water restrictors - which will reduce water flow and pressure -  are also being installed in properties to stabilize the Wiggins water supply system.


Mthethwa says they hope to reach a water savings target of 5% with the move. 

"We ask all residential and commercial users to take note of this schedule and amend your operations accordingly. The only way we can save ourselves from the drought situation is to make sure we use less water everyday in everything that we do."


The eThekwini Municipality has released a list of areas around Durban which will be affected by water restrictions from this evening. 


The frequency of the restrictions will be dependent on the area affected.


SOUTHERN AFFECTED AREAS STAGE ONE: PLANNED WATER INTERRUPTIONS

AT NIGHT FROM 21H00 TO 04H00


Reservoir Names - Area Supplied and Affected - Frequency


Ridge End Reservoir - Morningside, Springfield, Springfield Flats,

Beachwood, Stamford Hill: Daily interruptions

Rosetta Reservoir, Windermere: Daily interruptions

Sherwood 1, 2 & 3 Reservoir Sydenham, Sherwood, Bonela, Sparks Road: Daily interruptions

North Ridge Reservoir - Essenwood, AK, North Beach: Daily interruptions

St Thomas Reservoir - Musgrave, Greyville, OldFort, South Beach, Warwick, Westridge: Daily interruptions

Chesterville Reservoir - Blackhurst, Wiggins, Ridgeview: Daily interruptions

Montille 1&2 Reservoir - Ridgeview: Daily interruptions

South Ridge Reservoir - Bulwer, CBD, Esplanade: Daily interruptions 

Glenwood 2&3 Reservoir Congela, Habour Point, Cave Rock, Island View: Daily interruptions

Ridge View Reservoir - University: Daily interruptions

Cato Manor Reservoir Cato Manor, Part Bellair, Carrington Height, Bellair, Umbilo, BayHead, Sea View, Coedmore, Fynnlands, Ocean View, Rossburg: Daily interruptions

Bluff 1 Reservoir - Grosvenor, Clairwood, Wentworth: Daily interruptions

Woodlands 3&4 Reservoir - Montclair, Yellowwood Park: Daily interruptions

Woodlands 1&2 Reservoir - Havenside, Bayview: Daily interruptions

Mobeni Rear Reservoir - Jacobs: Daily interruptions

Bluff 2&3 Reservoir - Brighton Beach: Daily interruptions

Lamont Reservoir - Lamont: Daily interruptions

Mobeni 1&2 Reservoir - Mobeni: Daily interruptions

Wentworth Reservoir - Austerville, Merewent: Daily interruptions

Bluff South Reservoir - Stanvac, Merebank East: Daily interruptions

Isipingo Beach Reservoir - Isipingo Beach, Durban Airport, Prospecton Industrial: Daily interruptions

Malabar Hills - ET Umlazi Mission A: Daily interruptions

Isiping Rail Reservoir - Isipingo Rail: Daily interruptions

Isipingo Hills Reservoir - Isipingo Hills, Orient Hills: Daily interruptions

Lotus Park Reservoir - Malagazi, Lotus Park: Daily interruptions


Reservoir Names - Area Supplied & Affected

Athlone Park Reservoir - Athlone Park

Umbogintwini Reservoir - Umbogintwini, New City, Ezimbokodweni,

Kwamakhutha Reservoir - Kwamakhutha, Iziko, Emasomini, Nqustheni Russia

Lewis Dr Reservoir - Amanzimtoti

Launceston Rd Reservoir - Shulton Park

Doonside Reservoir - Doonheights

Almond Rd Reservoir - Illovo Glen, Warner Beach, Astra Park, Winkelspruit

Lower Illovo Reservoir - Ilovu

Illovo Beach Reservoir - Illovo Beach, Karridene

Umgababa Reservoir - Umgababa,

Amagcino Reservoir - Amagcino

Umnini Reservoir - Umnini

Umkomaas 1&2 Reservoir - Saico, Widenham

Craigieburn Reservoir - Craigieburn, Willow Glen

Midnight Café Reservoir - Craigieburn

Quarry Rd Reservoir - Umkomaas Drift

Singhs Reservoir - Naidooville

lansthal 1 Reservoir - Clansthal


For further information, please contact the municipality on: 080 13 13 013. 


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