The South African Water Board has outlined the effects of cranes running dry in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, saying the sewerage system is expected to be negatively disrupted.
The municipality’s maintenance team has discovered that no more water can be extracted from the Impofu Dam by low water level.
The Churchill Dam has reached below the 10% mark. At least 30 suburbs have been hit by the outbreak.
In the tweet below, the municipality highlights its current water use statistics:
– Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (@NMandelaBaymuni) 13 June 2022
The Water and Sanitation has intervened by invoking Article 63 of the Water Management Act in an attempt to divert Dei Zero for almost half of the metro.
SA Wetterkammer CEO Benoit Le Roy says the situation could become difficult.
“What really amazes me is that the situation has been like this for seven years. Now there’s such a big rush to try to keep things going, but how does a society actually function without you being able to shower, for example, if you used to are? The sewer system goes dysfunctional.There are a lot of knock-on effects that we have not thought about.But what I can not understand is that the consumption in the seven years can not come to a reasonable level. We need to put all our hands on the deck.I know that company was trying to do their thing to reuse water, so I think everyone’s getting started, but I think it’s so late in the day.
In the video below, Professor Anthony Turton of the UFS Center for Environmental Management outlines some interventions that can be implemented to prevent Day Zero in the community:
“It can take up to four days without water”
Earlier this month, Nelson Mandela Bay Minister for Water and Sanitation Senzo Mchunu spoke about some of the most important water challenges for the community.
At a public speaking meeting that was part of the department’s intervention in the subway, residents complained that their municipality was not responding to their complaints.
“We have several water challenges in the neighborhood, the first is the infrastructure that is aging here and causing more leaks within the neighborhood. If these leaks occur, it will take time for our community to resolve the issue, so the municipality is so frustrated that they understand that water is a source of life ”, says a resident.
“It can take up to four days without water, especially in this area. There is an area that has a life problem of no water. The first area is the Booysenpark, they stay without water for days or weeks, they even have a scheme to have water. “
Expert warns of dysfunctional sewerage systems as cranes run dry in Nelson Mandela Bay – SABC News
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