Overflowing reservoir belongs to city

One of the reservoir system's massive inflow pipes from Midmar.

City resident Yunus Asmall who lives in a property below the reservoir last week raised the alarm over the shocking loss of water. He said the overflow started on Friday and continued through the night into Saturday.
Umgeni’s corporate stakeholder manager Shami Harrichunder confirmed this week that the facility belonged to Msunduzi. He said Msunduzi only notified Umgeni Water at 07h45 on the Saturday and within two hours Umgeni technicians had rectified the fault.

An aerial view of the World’s View and Clarendon Reservoirs.

Last week the utility confirmed that the Mgeni System’s Joint Operations Committee took a decision to keep mandatory water restrictions at 15% “in the wake of concerns that predicted rains have not materialised”.
“While it is disappointing that restrictions are being kept, they remain an important and practical measure to prevent a situation in which large parts of KwaZulu-Natal could face acute water shortages,” said Harichunder.

Also read: Over a million litres of water lost in city reservoir calamity

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