Durban water woes continue....

At least ran a bit on ECR but the reporters got the date wrong saying yesterday but actually previous Monday :(

 
It's about survival, not acceptance. You can mitch and boan as much as you like but you still need water.

So yeah - get some JoJos. ;)
Getting some JoJos puts a target on your back, if this worsens.

Better get/be armed, too.

Survival, not acceptance.
 
Getting some JoJos puts a target on your back, if this worsens.

Better get/be armed, too.

Survival, not acceptance.
If you're afraid of the boogeyman... bury the tank.
 
Day 9 with partial restoration but many homes still without.
 
Talking about provincial/national elections. I should clarify, and say KZN, rather.
Yeah but a lot of issues are with the muni directly, provincial government doesn't have e a huge say, it's run like it's own little fiefdom.

But elections will tell, lots of anger.
 
For the most part my ward counselor has her foot on the ball, this weekend we had a major power outage due to Eskom infrastructure failing, she thought ahead and arranged a temp diesel generator for the pump house. Though long term stage 6 load shedding adds up and affects the water supply eventually
 
Fixed that, day 9 with no water, some received partial between 7am and 8.30am then back to nothing.

Has anyone been able to tell your area what the actual problem is yet or are they still scratching their heads?
 
Has anyone been able to tell your area what the actual problem is yet or are they still scratching their heads?
Lack of pressure and lack of power for pumps to run properly under the continuous load shedding.

There is a two tier reservoir system. Larger reservoir is fed directly from the large pumps that receive incoming feed from the heights as well as pump down to chats/shell/south. The second reservoir shares a common in/out with a section of the area fed by the larger. For it to receive water, the larger area has to be saturated, then it has to hit a certain level deemed safe for the booster pumps to operate to feed the high zones. Its the high zones without water for so long, the low and mid had mainly except for two or three days when the main pumps kept tripping after load shedding but thats been repaired.

So the main pumps run long enough to feed the larger and low areas but not sufficient enough to feed the top enough for its pumps to activate to push water out to the houses. They have been trying to shed areas around so that more water can come in and fill the lower faster to at least get enough into the higher to last between load shedding but stage six kills a lot of that.

This morning for the first time since the 21st the high pumps were able to operate for a short period.

There is a approved plan for a direct feed from the main pumps to that reservoir, as well as a water tower and modification of the common inlet/outlet of the system but no budget yet.

The pumps used to be exempt pre-floods but they changed it with the return of loadshedding and are now shed with the rest of the hood.
 
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Interesting, and in many ways good to know that they are at least aware of what the problem is...
 
Interesting, and in many ways good to know that they are at least aware of what the problem is...
Bun fight between water and elec. Water needs power but elec won't exclude, or run direct HV ( even though its near a line ) or supply a generator. The last may change but we aren't holding our breath. Anytime something reduces the incoming flow, the pumps can't cope during loadshedding. Maybe with the repair of the second aqueduct it will be better but will have to see.

Its been a very common problem since loadshedding was re-activated for Durban post flood damages.
 
Day 10, folks still struggling but some are getting for a hour or two, some still have nothing.
 
I hate TikTok stuff but someone posts a DA person complaining in some parliament committee somewhere around it, for them the north of Durban ie: Phoenix, Umhlanga etc.

Are allowed to link TikTok?
 
Day 11 , finally majority restored although intermittent loss throughout the day. Still a few homes with no water.
 
I hate TikTok stuff but someone posts a DA person complaining in some parliament committee somewhere around it, for them the north of Durban ie: Phoenix, Umhlanga etc.

Are allowed to link TikTok?
That DA person was Tim Brauteseth if its the same video I saw yesterday
And yeah I don't see why you can't link to TikTok, its just another Social Media platform.
 
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