Although one stolen cable has been replaced, it cannot supply enough power for all pumps at the Water Treatment Plant. The Municipality then opted to pump water from Meulspruit Dam but unfortunately on the 01st of December 2017, a main pipe from Meulspruit Dam burst between Bosch and Ambracht Street therefore making it impossible to get raw water from Meulspruit Dam.
To try to curb the current shortage of water, the Municipality has implemented valve management with water being available from 17h00 to 21h00 in Ficksburg and 05h00 to 09h00 in Meqheleng every day and this will continue until the situation has been addressed.
The Municipality would like to thank the community’s patience during this time and also apologise for the inconvenience that might be caused by the situation.
For any clarity please do not hesitate to contact the Manager Water Service – Mr Thabo Mokhethoa on 082 8363 196.