MEDIA AND PUBLIC NOTICE: Interruption of Water Supply to Parts of the Ugu District After Storm Damage to Mthwalume Water Treatment Works

Monday, 15 January 2024

The heavy rains over the weekend have caused damage to the Mthwalume Raw Water Abstraction System which supplies water to the uMzumbe and uMdoni Local Municipalities under the Ugu District.
The temporary weir which draws water from the Mthwalume River was washed away and the Treatment Plant is no longer able to draw water for treatment due to the displacement of the raw water submersible pumps.
Extensive work is required to restore the system back into full operation. uMngeni-uThukela has deployed additional resources to speed up this recovery process.
We anticipate that the system will recover by Thursday, 18 January 2024.
The damage to the Mthwalume System has affected the supply of water to the following areas in the uMzumbe and uMdoni Local Municipalities: Elysum, Bazley, Ifafa, Koelwater, Sezela, Mthwalume Urban, Qoloqolo, Nomakhazana, Sibanini, Bhekulwandle, Mfazazana, Sihlonyaneni, 26, Arnold Lushaba Hospital, Nkambini, Bhunwini, Makhoso, Bangibizo, Dembese, Mathulini, Nyangwini and Mgangeni.

Issued: uMngeni-uThukela, Corporate Stakeholder Management Unit, Office of the Chief Executive