Communities in the Mangaung Metro Municipality (MMM) can expect water supply interruptions due to the extreme flow rate at the Welbedacht Dam. According to municipal spokesperson, Qondile Khedama, the extreme flow rate at Welbedacht Dam creates turbulence resulting in sand being pushed into the system and putting pressure on pumps.
The areas that will be affected are Pellissier, Lourier Park, Fauna, Universitas Ridge, Bainsvlei, Langenhoven Park, Spitskop, the N1 Engen Garage, Dewetsdorp and Wepener. Khedama said that water tankers will be supplied for all affected areas as well as water carts for Dewetsdorp and Wepener.
The restoration is estimated to take place in 36 hours based on natural conditions. Bloemwater teams are working on the ground to ensure that the issue is resolved.
The MMM has apologised to communities for the inconvenience caused.
Pierce van Heerden