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EThekwini Municipality announced that its multimillion-rand water infrastructure upgrade would bring the long-standing water shortage woes of residents in oThongathi and the city’s western areas to an end.

According to IOL, municipal spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela said the upgrade would eliminate water shortages.

He said the city had implemented an emergency contract to refurbish critical components of the city’s water treatment works.

The city was also crafting a well-structured maintenance programme to address malfunctions of the mechanical and electrical equipment.

The announcement has also been welcomed by residents who have been complaining about being without water for days. Others have said they are pleased that their pleas have not fallen on deaf ears. 

Additional sources: IOL

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