Kwazulu-Natal Taps Run Dry With Water Restrictions

The province of Kwazulu-Natal recently encountered torrential rains that led to deaths and disaster across the coastal regions. Even with the downpour the municipality of eThekwini has issued water restrictions that started yesterday, 11 August. The restrictions will apply during the hours of 9PM to 4AM daily

The decision has been taken to reduce the supply of portable water to all affected areas to ensure that taps do not run dry.


In order to stabilize the water at the Wiggins supply system, the City is currently installing water restrictors, reducing the flow and pressure and implementing planned restrictions to all affected properties.

The following areas are to be affected:
Morningside, Springfield, Springfield Flats, Beachwood, Stamford Hill, Windermere, Sydenham, Sherwood, Bonela, Sparks, Essenwood, North Beach, Musgrave, Greyville, Old Fort, South Beach, Warwick, Westridge, Blackhurst, Wiggins, Ridgeview, Bulwer, City- Centre, Esplanade, Congela, Habour Point, Cave Rock, Island View, UKZN University, Cato Manor, Part Bellair, Carrington Height, Bellair, Umbilo, BayHead, Sea View, Coedmore, Fynnlands, Ocean View, Rossburg, Grosvenor, Clairwood, Wentworth, Montclair, Yellowwood Park, Heaven side, Bay view, Jacobs, Brighton Beach, Lamontville, Mobeni, Austerville, Merewent, Stanvac, Merebank East, Isipingo Beach, Durban Airport, Prospecton Industrial, Umlazi Mission A, Isipingo Rail, Isipingo Hills, Orient Hills, Malagazi, Lotus Park.

Areas in the South of Durban to be affected are:
Athlone Park, Umbogintwini, New City, Ezimbokodweni, Kwamakhutha, Iziko, Emasomini, Nqutsheni, Russia, Amanzimtoti, Shulton Park, Doonheights, Illovo Glen, Warner Beach, Astra Park, Winkelspruit, Ilovu, Illovo Beach, Karridene, Umgababa, Amagcino, Umnini, Saico, Widenham, Craigieburn, Willow Glen, Craigieburn, Umkomaas Drift, Naidooville, Clansthal.

The frequent draining and filling of the water supply system has resulted in prolonged interruptions to residents in the high lying areas and impacts from repeated bursts to the water mains. The interventions that have been introduced will help to stabilize the water supply system and control the outflow from the reservoirs. The Municipality’s intention is to provide customers with an uninterrupted supply once they’ve reached the desired water savings of 5%.

The City urges residents and businesses to continue using water sparingly and adopt internal water saving and re-use techniques.

Report water leaks on 080 13 13 013 or sms 43554 or email here

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