Indeed for the past days, the community of Ficksburg/Meqheleng has been experiencing shortage of water. This is influenced by broken pump at Ficksburg Treatment Plant. Currently the Municipality is utilizing 2 pumps, one from Meulspruit and one from Ficksburg Treatment Plant and unfortunately the capacity of these pumps alone cannot carry the current demand.
The Municipality has however appointed a service provider who will procure new pumps to replace the current pumps that has ran out of life span. However it must be noted that these new pumps are manufactured overseas and therefore it might take a while to arrive but to address the current situation, the appointed service provider will install a temporary pump to augment the current 2 pumps and anticipation is to restore water supply as soon as installation is complete.
In the meantime the Municipality will continue with valve management between 17h00 – 20h00 in the evening and 04h00 – 08h00 in the morning (water will be opened).
The Municipality would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the situation and takes this opportunity to thank community’s patience during this entire time.
Issued by Communications.