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Water shortage expected in most parts of the municipality including the city due to repairs at Ebenezer Dam and Dap Naude Dam supply line.

The municipality just received two reports about water supply disruptions from two sources.

The first report received is from Lepelle Northern Water that the divers from the Department of Water Affairs will be commencing with emergency removal of mulfunctioning hydraulic cylinders from the Ebenezer Dam from tomorrow morning. This means four to five hours of pumping water to Polokwane  will be lost daily until the work is finished. It is not yet clear when this process will be finished.

The second report just received is about the accidental damage on the main supply line from Dap Naude Dam. The damage was caused by excavation by local farming company a kilometer away from the dam. The company is working together with the municipality.

The extent of the damage is being conducted and update will be provided once a report is received. This will result in the Dalmada Water Treatment Works being out of operation while the line is being fixed resulting in negative impact on most of the  areas.

The municipality will deploy water tankers in affected areas. Areas receiving water are urged to use water sparingly.

The municipality appreciates your patience and understanding during this difficult period.

Water helpline: 0152902376/2629.

Issued by Communications and Marketing