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Polokwane experiencing severe water shortage – municipality

Johannesburg – Most of the reservoirs in Polokwane,
Limpopo are empty and the water levels at the remaining few are running
critically low, the municipality said on Saturday.

“The shortage is caused by rapid increase in
consumption during the heat wave,” spokesperson Tidimalo Chuene said.

Since the early hours of Saturday morning the Lepelle Northern
Water’s Ebenezer plant was not fully operational due to an electrical fault in
the Tzaneen area, which also contributed to the shortage, Chuene said.

“The fault was fixed and the plant is being
restarted. It will, however, take some time for reservoirs to fill up enough
water for normal supply to resume in all affected areas.”

Chuene advised residents to limit their water usage for
immediate household needs to avoid a further decline in its availability.

The affected areas included Flora Park, Serala View, Ster
Park, Bendor and parts of Seshego, Chuene said. Water tankers were being
deployed to the affected areas.

Those who had access to transport could also make use of
the water treatment plants at Dalmada, along the R71 to Mankweng and Seshego
Zone 4, between 06:00 and 22:00 daily, Chuene said.

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