NOTICE ON EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO FIX WATER SEEPAGE AT MHLATHUZE WEIR
13 September 2018
Mhlathuze Water is working around the clock to repair a water seepage that was detected at its Mhlathuze Weir last evening.
Following the discovery of the seepage by contractors working on the refurbishment of the Weir currently underway, it was reported to Mhlathuze Water and prompt action was taken to ensure that no harm befell the personnel on site, the environment and that the supply of water was not interrupted.
This included temporarily opening the sluice gates to release water pressure from upstream which could otherwise result in physical damage to the Weir structure. Mhlathuze Water reassures its customers and the public that measures are in place to ensure that there are no interruptions to the water supply while its engineers work on identifying and repairing the source of the seepage.
In the intervening period, Lake Nsezi is being used to supply water.
While the incident does not pose any significant environmental threat, Mhlathuze Water has taken all the necessary precautions to monitor the situation, including working closely with the national Department of Environmental Affairs and the Department of Water and Sanitation.
It is anticipated that repair work could take up to a week to complete.
Issued by: Office of the Chief Executive, Mhlathuze Water
Enquiries: Corporate Communications Manager, Siyabonga Maphumulo on 035 902 1026 / 082 303 4243 firstname.lastname@example.org.