Municipal spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela said as a result, access to intermittent piped water was made available to some areas in Tongaat.
“Arrangements to rebuild the Tongaat water treatment plant are at advanced stage. The access road to the plant is being repaired and repairs are at advanced stage, although the heavy rain last weekend delayed progress.”
He said procurement processes to start rebuilding the plant had been finalised and work would start as soon as a contractor was appointed.
“In the interim, the municipality continues to supply water through tankers and 48 static tanks. There are also boreholes and a donated package plant which supplies non-drinking water.”
Metro police spokesperson Senior Supt Parboo Sewpersad said their public order police unit had been sent to the area on Monday morning after reports about protest action.
Police spokesperson Lt-Col Nqobile Gwala said no damage or injuries were reported and police were monitoring the situation.
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