Water supply back to normal

Mangaung Metro Municipality spokesperson Qondile Khedama apologised for the inconvenience experienced by residents because of water interruptions

Water supply to Bloemfontein has stabilised after a series of reductions and cuts in various areas last week. Bloemfontein Courant reported that residents had been experiencing issues in water supply not only because of pipe leakages but Bloem Water’s decision to cut back on water.

According to Bloem Water’s spokesperson, Kido Thoabala, things should be back to normal for residents as water supply has been stabilised. “It is all systems go now, as we are supplying water without any limits. So there should not be any issues in that regard,” she said.

Bloem Water announced its decision to supply water without reductions on Wednesday after an agreement with the allegedly defaulting Mangaung Metro Municipality.

However, Thoabala explained that there have been complaints by residents that certain areas had been totally cut off on Thursday and Friday. “One person called from Pentagon Park while there were others from Universitas, Fauna and Pellissier who complained that they had no water at all. This is an issue of the municipality as the distributor,” she said.

Areas such as Vista Park, Phelindaba and Caleb Motshabi among others also experienced water cuts over the weekend. According to a statement by the Metro’s spokesperson Qondile Khedama, water was restored to those areas by Saturday. He explained that any cuts experienced were due to a switch to Longridge supply.


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