MEDIA STATEMENT : NOTICE ON WATER QUALITY IN EMALAHLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

UPDATE: 25 Feb 2022 | 22:30

MEDIA STATEMENT

25 February 2022

Update On Water Quality

This notice has reference to the media statement issued earlier on the 25 February 2022.

The Municipal team is hard at work 24/7 to ensure that portable water is always safe for human consumption by testing water on our purification plant at regular intervals which has observed that the water is not of good quality thus advising on the required precautions.

It be noted that the cause is not on the part of the Municipal mechanical system but due to the shortage of chlorine supply country wide, however the chlorine stock pile has been resolved to enable us to increase chlorine dosage to mitigate the challenge in the water network system.

The Municipality is hard at work continuing to monitor the quality of water 24/7.
The community is advised not to panic and update notices will be issued as and when it is necessary to do so.

ISSUED BY:
Emalahleni Local Municipality

UPDATE: 25 Feb 2022 | 18:30

MEDIA STATEMENT

25 February 2022

Residents and communities of Emalahleni Local Municipality are hereby informed of the
water quality failures experienced in the potable water supply in the municipal area. It has been observed that the potable water does not meet the minimum requirements as set out in the water quality standard regulation (SANS 241:2015) during the conduction of regular water quality monitoring exercise.

The municipality and other stakeholders, District municipality and the Department of Water and Sanitation are hard at work to rectify the situation by conducting additional tests and implementing mitigating measures. The communities and water users are urged to treat the water first by boiling it in a clean container and or use of household bleach. The developments in the quality of potable water will be communicated as when test are completed.

The following areas have been identified as having the potable water quality failures:

Greater Emalahleni
Ga Nala
Thubelihle
Phola
Ogies.

The municipality apologises for the inconvenience that might be caused as a result and urges upon communities and users to collaborate with all stakeholders in order to address this challenge.


~Emalahleni Emalahleni Municipality Communications Unit
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