Water resources in Umgeni Water’s vast service area are at this stage in a healthy state. This will come as good news at the start of the generally dry months (May – August) when rainfall is significantly below average or there is none. It will also come as a relief to municipalities that are currently…Read Article
Midmar Dam has begun spilling after reaching capacity - and a little more on Wednesday, 15th April 2020. The level of the dam is at 100, 08%, representing an increase of 0, 5% from a week ago. Improved water resources in Midmar Dam has been a result of water releases from upstream Mearns Weir and…Read Article
Umgeni Water wants to reassure its customers that it will continue to provide its core services – supply of drinking water in bulk and treatment of wastewater, during the 21-day lock-down. Therefore, our municipal customers and consumers should have no concerns about reduced water supply or changes in excellent water quality that is distributed from…Read Article
INTRODUCTION As we are aware, the new corona virus strain (Covid-19) continues to exact significant repercussions worldwide. Our country has not been spared its presence and accompanying social and economic challenges. The Government of the Republic of South Africa has rightly taken the lead in initiating stringent measures aimed at containment. Entities of State, among…Read Article
Dear Valued Supplier, Umgeni Water is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and taking proactive measures to preserve the health and safety of our colleagues and their families, as well as our clients and the communities we serve. If you are an Umgeni Water -approved supplier, please take note of the guidelines below. In order…Read Article
Issued by the Corporate Stakeholder Management Unit, Office of the Chief Executive, Pietermaritzburg Good unseasonal rains expected over the next two months will bring relief to many parched parts of KwaZulu-Natal and also boost dam levels, enhancing assurance of full water supply. An analysis of rainfall received from March 2019 to February 2020, the current…Read Article
Issued by the Corporate Stakeholder Management Unit, Office of the Chief Executive, Pietermaritzburg On Monday, 9th March 2020, as protest action flared in Ladysmith, a WhatsApp message began circulating widely, urging consumers not to drink “water that comes out of your taps this morning because it has been poisoned”. While the message was vague as…Read Article
Women’s rights organisations continue the battle for high-level and increased participation by women in matters related to water and sanitation services planning and provision. Much of the problems associated with easy access to safe drinking water and dignifi ed sanitation can be traced back to the absence of women in planning.