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Welcome to Umgeni Water

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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Your Guide to Water Restrictions and Dam Levels

Your definitive guide to water restrictions and levels of dams as at 25 July 2016.

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Mandela Day Event

As part of the Clean Rivers Campaign initiated by the Department of Water and Sanitation, an event was held at Mthinzima Stream on 18th July 2016.

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From the Desk of the Chief Executive - July 2016

Another month and another financial year have come to an end. Warm greetings again, sanibonani, molweni, dumelang and welcome back to my blog. Warmth and some level-headedness are certainly needed in these spine-chilling days that are fast becoming our country’s winter of discontent.

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In the Grip of Punishing Drought

An overview of the current drought in KZN, along with tips on how to reduce your water consumption and graphs showing the worst case scenario and current water restrictions in affected areas.

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Mhlabatshane Dam Safety Event

An Umgeni Water team went on an important mission: to help in the process of information and education provision, as part of our commitment to assist in the protection of communities that live close to bulk water storage and treatment infrastructure.

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Umgeni Water Chief Executive and Managers don overalls and roll up their sleeves to clean polluted river

Senior Executives and Managers from Umgeni Water swopped
their day jobs to clean up the Baynespruit River in Sobantu, Pietermaritzbrg, on Wednesday.

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Corporate Business Plan 2016/17 - 2020/21 Released

The key focus are for the Corporate Plan period is enabling Umgeni Water to continue contributing value as an entity of state, in order to realise the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) for South Africa.

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Water Supply
Midmar Dam Albert Falls Dam Inanda Dam
45.56% capacity 27.39% capacity 68.33% capacity
0.31m3/s Outflow 3.04m3/s Outflow 0.65m3/s Outflow
  Other dams managed by UW  
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