Durban water woes continue....

It's always puzzled me what drives people to burn and destroy but under these circumstances I'm puzzled why that hasn't happened. Don't tell me it can't be fixed with money and determination. You can be sure if some bigwig lived there it would've been sorted long ago.

No water for 11days and friggin rolling blackouts :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
 
It's always puzzled me what drives people to burn and destroy but under these circumstances I'm puzzled why that hasn't happened.

No water for 11days and friggin rolling blackouts :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
Lots of rumbles and even mention of possibly causing a ruckus on the m7 which runs through the hood and throttling the trucks going from the port to the n3. But, most of the folks impacted are also fully aware that burning the local infrastructure will make it worse and likely a blockade will jst cause a swift police response and jail. Lots of older people in the area as well, not a "youngsters" suburb.

I did like the mention of taking the communities clothes and washing to the mayors house and getting them to clean it all, and offering us all showers :ROFL:
 
Lots of rumbles and even mention of possibly causing a ruckus on the m7 which runs through the hood and throttling the trucks going from the port to the n3. But, most of the folks impacted are also fully aware that burning the local infrastructure will make it worse and likely a blockade will jst cause a swift police response and jail. Lots of older people in the area as well, not a "youngsters" suburb.

I did like the mention of taking the communities clothes and washing to the mayors house and getting them to clean it all, and offering us all showers :ROFL:

I'd 100% get on board with taking all dirty clothes and dishes to the Mayors house and getting them to provide free ablution facilities. I will happily provide transport for such an endeavour if the community decides its worthwhile.
 
Lots of rumbles and even mention of possibly causing a ruckus on the m7 which runs through the hood and throttling the trucks going from the port to the n3. But, most of the folks impacted are also fully aware that burning the local infrastructure will make it worse and likely a blockade will jst cause a swift police response and jail. Lots of older people in the area as well, not a "youngsters" suburb.

I did like the mention of taking the communities clothes and washing to the mayors house and getting them to clean it all, and offering us all showers :ROFL:

I hear you :)

That's the trouble though most decent people think further than their noses and won't burn and pillage because they realise they'll be the ones suffering in the long run. It's a Catch 22 situation.

Remember the woman who dumped garbage? poo? at Eskom's head office :ROFL:
 
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?

Just did a bit of digging, looks as if parts of North Durban have been without water for 24 days.

I did 3 and some change weeks after the floods and fsck me it was hell.
 
Just did a bit of digging, looks as if parts of North Durban have been without water for 24 days.

I did 3 and some change weeks after the floods and fsck me it was hell.
Yeah, there was some "pre-maintenance" that took place in earlier November before the main one, remember it was supposed to have actually take place the previous week or before and they delayed it so there was probably a knock on effect for places that had prepped or done some type of shutoff early and then the mess occurred.

System is seriously sensitive and I have never heard of the heights SHUTTING down water flow to Durban before this, this is the second time in the last year but obviously for them to repair the main flood damages but the system is not able to "restart" properly without intervention. Too much growth, not enough investment into maintenance and proofing and load shedding compounds it massively with pumps being shut off.
 
Hopefully they can catch up today, as there is no loadshitting for me today.
 
Yeah, there was some "pre-maintenance" that took place in earlier November before the main one, remember it was supposed to have actually take place the previous week or before and they delayed it so there was probably a knock on effect for places that had prepped or done some type of shutoff early and then the mess occurred.

System is seriously sensitive and I have never heard of the heights SHUTTING down water flow to Durban before this, this is the second time in the last year but obviously for them to repair the main flood damages but the system is not able to "restart" properly without intervention. Too much growth, not enough investment into maintenance and proofing and load shedding compounds it massively with pumps being shut off.

Yeah all of those plus a number of "quick" fixes that have never been reverted back to the intended design once the main issue was fixed.
See it often when the contract plumbers are sent out and they spend hours trying to figure out why something is behaving the way it does because the "design" of the system says one thing but the reality under the ground is very different.
 
And now more areas are experiencing water issues due to a large pipe burst somewhere... Now Cowies Hill is without water, and I wonder how long that is going to take.

Pinetown area is also out due to a different fault apparently.

I do love our community groups though... "It MUST be sabotage. It happens all the time, blah blah blah"... no numpties, its just fscking shyte old infrastructure that should have been replaced 10+ years ago.
 
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And now more areas are experiencing water issues due to a large pipe burst somewhere... Now Cowies Hill is without water, and I wonder how long that is going to take.

Pinetown area is also out due to a different fault apparently.

I do love our community groups though... "It MUST be sabotage. It happens all the time, blah blah blah"... no numpties, its just fscking shyte old infrastructure that should have been replaced 10+ years ago.
oh yes, managing the water conversations is a nightmare.
 
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oh yes, managing the water conversations is a nightmare.

I've generally stopped trying to manage them or be "nice" to people... I state the facts and then leave it at that, if people are too stupid to understand the facts and realities then well thats their problem.
 
I've generally stopped trying to manage them or be "nice" to people... I state the facts and then leave it at that, if people are too stupid to understand the facts and realities then well thats their problem.
Second childhood is a real thing......
 
Thankfully, given the tides and waves in Durban, those shacks wouldn't be there for more than a week or so. The beach naturally in Durban is only a few meters wide.
People forget what happened to the shacks that used to line the Umgeni river, washed away in the 80's floods, no-one has ever built there again.
 
People forget what happened to the shacks that used to line the Umgeni river, washed away in the 80's floods, no-one has ever built there again.

Have you noticed that the shacks in Quarry Road West are not stepped WAY back from the river... 3 times in a year they've been washed away and now they seem to have learnt.
 
Surprised no one has posted here recently considering the weak week of low pressure and no water for a lot of areas.
 
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