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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 15 August 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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Water Supply
Midmar Dam Albert Falls Dam Inanda Dam
46.06% capacity 26.71% capacity 65.57% capacity
0.31m3/s Outflow 3.04m3/s Outflow 0.54m3/s Outflow
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