KZN facing worst drought since 1982

furpile

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Isn't that built and used by South32?
A few of the industrial companies built their own desal plant for their use only, but there was also one built for the town. During the worst part of the drought it supplied water to the suburbs, can handle something like 30%-50% of the requirements for Richards Bay. It was quickly shut down since the water quality was far below standard. It operated again after that but was shut down after it started raining again since the water is apparently too expensive.
 

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Emergency teams on high alert as storms threaten to batter KZN


. KwaZulu-Natal disaster management teams have been placed on high alert after a warning was issued on Sunday for possible thunderstorms and localised flooding in the province.

KZN co-operative governance and traditional affairs MEC Sipho Hlomuka said the latest warning comes just two weeks after four people died in a lightning strike in Mkhuze, northern KZN. Hlomuka urged residents across the province to be cautious as bad weather still posed a serious danger to communities.
More at : https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-11-10-emergency-teams-on-high-alert-as-storms-threaten-to-batter-kzn/
 

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So, it might be off topic, but how much of this water crisis facing various parts of the country is actual drought and how much is due the delivery infrastructure that is crumbling from lack of maintenance and how much is due to the failed water reticulation and purification systems?
 

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I woke up to find that the water for some reason has been switched off in my area.
 

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Bloody hell, have a look at what's coming to KZN on Fridayo_O

If that much rain is coming, I'm staying home.
 

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We need the rain but these heavy bursts are causing problems, drains can't handle. My ground was super thirsty but even its starting to pool again now.

Reminds me I need to install some rain catchment but even that would be overflowing, pool is over the top.
 

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We need the rain but these heavy bursts are causing problems, drains can't handle. My ground was super thirsty but even its starting to pool again now.

Reminds me I need to install some rain catchment but even that would be overflowing, pool is over the top.
It doesn't even need to be heavy burst anymore... the ground is saturated at this point... any rain pretty much from now on out will sit on the top of the ground.

I'm a bit pissed about the pool thing though, mine is leaking, and I'm waiting for the quote to fix the leak... if the rain had just waited 2 weeks I might not have had to spend money refilling the pool :p
 

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It doesn't even need to be heavy burst anymore... the ground is saturated at this point... any rain pretty much from now on out will sit on the top of the ground.

I'm a bit pissed about the pool thing though, mine is leaking, and I'm waiting for the quote to fix the leak... if the rain had just waited 2 weeks I might not have had to spend money refilling the pool :p
If you can fix it between rains, just run a downspout. Luckily mines quite small, doesn't even need that, good rain tops it up everytime.

Great time to backwash/rinse :D
 
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