The eThekwini Municipality has announced that the Hazelmere Water Treatment Plant in Verulam will undergo a maintenance shutdown to clean off one of its clarifiers.
It’s anticipated that the three-day shutdown will start today, 20 October 2023 until the morning of Monday, 23 October 2023 at 6am.
The statement says this is to allow for the isolation of clarifier number 1 for its cleaning.
“While water will continue to be pumped normally and reservoir water levels will continually be monitored during this time, there may be some reduction in supply and pressure.
The shutdown will impact on parts of the ILembe District Municipality, the eThekwini Metro and the Siza Water concession area,” says Siyabonga Maphumulo, From uMngeni-uThukela.
The following areas that receive their bulk water supply from the Hazelmere Water Treatment Plant may experience a reduction in supply and pressure during the shutdown:
- La Mercy
Maphumulo further stated that in the second instance, Umngeni-uThukela will temporarily shut down the pipeline to the La Mercy Reservoir for 8 hours from 8am today, 20 October 2023 until 16h00 on the same day. He said this is to allow for the installation of a coated pipe spool in the meter chamber.
The following areas will experience water interruptions during the 8-hour shutdown:
- La Mercy
“Umngeni-uThukela Water apologises for the inconvenience but at the same assures its stakeholders and the public that the maintenance work is aimed at ensuring an uninterrupted water supply in future. Every endeavour will be made to complete the work in the shortest possible time,” added Maphumulo.