Two days of water outage

The Walvis Bay Municipality Public Relations & Customer Service Division announced in a media statement yesterday that a water outage will take place on Tuesday, 16 May & Wednesday, 17 May. The affected suburbs include Meersig, Fairways, Lagoon and Central Town. Ironically, the outage is due to the construction of a reservoir which will in turn avoid water outages in the future.

The media statement reads as follows:
“The Municipality is in the process of constructing a 20 Ml portable water reservoir at Mile 7. The aim of the new reservoir is to increase the water availability to Walvis Bay in times of a crisis, for example when infrastructure is damaged due to flooding of the Kuiseb River.
The contractor appointed for the project has to construct a new manhole on the 500 mm AC pipe to install a temporary bypass pipe that will eventually facilitate the connection of the new reservoir to the existing network. Therefore, water supply to Walvis Bay via the 500 mm pipe will be disconnected as from Tuesday, 16 May 2017 until latest Wednesday, 17 May 2017.
Due to this, residents in the suburbs of Meersig, Fairways, Lagoon and Central Town will be receiving no water or experiencing low water pressure during this period and are therefore urged to allow for the disruption in the water supply. Water supply to Langstrand and Dolphin Beach will be provided via Swakopmund. Kuisebmond, Narraville and the factories will not be affected. The water maintenance team of the Municipality will also perform necessary maintenance tasks in the affected areas.
Residents are also encouraged to continue using water wisely during this period.
Council remains committed to the provision of improved water supply to all residents of Walvis Bay.”

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