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Umlazi hospital’s taps flowing again

Piped water began flowing again this past Sunday at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in Umlazi, south of Durban, after a fortnight of no water, and following intensive efforts to restore supply to the state facility and surrounding areas.

Initially, eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda had said it would take 10 days to fix the burst pipes, reports TimesLIVE. He said the culprit was an old asbestos pipe with numerous leaks, and the engineers had decided to remove it and relocate it elsewhere so as not to affect the structure of the South Coast Bridge.

Water tankers supplied the hospital and neighbouring areas during the outage.


TimesLIVE article – Water supply restored to Umlazi hospital and surrounds after two weeks (Open access)


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