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Mchunu Addresses Water Supply Challenges in uThukela and uMzinyathi



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Responding to water supply challenges in uThukela and Umzinyathi District Municipalities, Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has fulfilled his commitment to implement water supply intervention projects.

SANews reports that last year, Mchunu visited Mhlumayo Village in uThukela District Municipality and Kranskop town in uMzinyathi District, where he learned about water supply challenges.

During his recent two-day Ministerial visit on November 20-21, 2023, accompanied by Deputy Minister Judith Tshabalala, Mchunu inspected progress on water infrastructure upgrades and announced interventions.

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In Kranskop, two boreholes were commissioned to enhance the water supply. At the same time, an engagement was held with local leaders in Mhlumayo Village, facing water shortages due to equipment failures at the Tugela Estates Water Treatment Plant. Additional boreholes were created to address shortfalls, benefiting approximately 4,300 people.


Previously affected by vandalism, the Kranskop water treatment plant now holds 2.2 million litres of drinking water, ensuring adequate supply for Kranskop town and surrounding areas.

Mchunu pledged further water projects to enhance the water supply in Msinga under the uMzinyathi District Municipality.

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Picture: X / UMngeniUThukela


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