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Umgeni Water, a state-owned entity, is one of Africa’s most successful organisations involved in water management, and is the largest supplier of bulk potable water in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The organisation was established in 1974.

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The level of Albert Falls Dam has been steadily increasing over the past three months (February – April 2018) following good rains and releases from Midmar Dam. Estimates by the Planning Department of Umgeni Water show that improvement amounts to approximately 1% per week.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: KZN Cogta welcomes declaration of national drought disaster

KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has broadly welcomed today's declaration of drought experienced across several provinces in South Africa as a national state of disaster by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize.


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Statement by the Inter-Ministerial Task Team on Drought and Water Scarcity

The drought in South Africa is, in some provinces, showing no signs of abatement.




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State of dams in Umgeni Water’s operational area as at Thursday, 15th February 2018

On Tuesday, 13th February 2018, a media briefing was held at Albert Falls to illustrate the serious extent of water shortages in this dam, impact of water shortages and the consequences of failure of this dam if adequate rains are not received and if consumer behaviour does not change.

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Minister appoints Interim Board at Umgeni Water

An interim Board has been appointed at Umgeni Water to begin its tenure with immediate effect. This, it is expected, will bring an end to concerns of some investors who have expressed the view that governance oversight may not be adequate as a result of dissolution of the previous Board when its term of office ended on 30th June 2017.



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