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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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Shutdown of Midmar Water Works and DV Harris Water Treatment Plant for Essential Work

Please note that Umgeni Water has to carry out essential work at Midmar Dam raw water pump station. This work is required to enhance future security and sustainability of water supply in uMgungundlovu District, Pietermaritzburg and parts of Durban.

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From the Desk of the Chief Executive - August 2016

Sanibonani, greetings. It has been an adrenaline-driven four weeks since we last engaged in July. A packed programme, coupled with increasing pressures of finalisation of year-end results, set the tempo for what can easily be described as a highly energised atmosphere.

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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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Water Supply
Midmar Dam Albert Falls Dam Inanda Dam
46.67% capacity 25.15% capacity 64.44% capacity
0.31m3/s Outflow 3.04m3/s Outflow 0.54m3/s Outflow
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