eThekwini 'working tirelessly' to resolve water supply, says mayor

eThekwini 'working tirelessly' to resolve water supply, says mayor

eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda says they are working towards alleviating the city's water woes but acknowledged it will take time.

eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda
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He handed over the newly built R43 million Emona reservoir to the Tongaat community on Sunday.


The mayor says they're in the process of revamping water infrastructure across the city.  


He says it's a R110 billion project that includes replacing aging pipelines. 

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Kaunda says saboteurs have been targeting some infrastructure.


"We hope that we bring about change in terms of the water supply but its gonna take some time. Other reservoirs are not yet filled, so we plead with communities to be patient with that. We are trying with the limited water tankers that we have but we are working tirelessly to make sure that we fix them.


"We are talking about areas where people have remained without water for three weeks, but we find that people have tempered with our valve. In many areas, Umlazi was also a part of those areas that have been affected, Ntuzuma, KwaMakhutha, where people came and vandalised the infrastructure."  


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