There are currently 2 issue leading to the lack of water distribution in Komani.
1.There is only one pump working at the substation that provides water to the entire Komani community. The 2nd pump will only be fixed on Monday, 5 August 2019. What this means is each area has water down time of 12 hours because they need to pump for each area. All the areas (E.G Top Town, Komani Park, Ezibeleni, Victoria Park, etc) will only get water for about 30min-2 hours per day until both pumps are working again.
2. The McEwen pump is constantly tripping and will only be fixed on Monday. The strike being on day 29 is not helping because the electricians of Enoch Mgijima is not readily available. When this pump trips it takes up to 4 hours to bring it back on board and almost 8 hours to fill up a sump again.
Residents of Komani please fill up water bottles or tanks as soon as you get water. Our low laying areas such as the CBD and Madeira Park would not be affected.