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#WaterUpdate: Mayor apologises for water ’challenges’


Mayor visited both Newton Reservoir and the Riverton Pump Station and Purification Plant.

Sol Plaatje municipal employees working to resolve the problem. Picture: Supplied

THE WATER level at Newton Reservoir is believed to have picked up to the extent that most of Kimberley should now have water.

This assurance was given by the Executive mayor of Sol Plaatje Municipality, Patrick Mabilo, who undertook an emergency visit to the Newton Reservoir to assess the water levels.

Mabilo indicated that the team is working around the clock to address the water challenges.

According to the mayor, most of the underlying areas in Kimberley should already have access to water.

He said he also spent the morning at the Riverton Pump Station and Purification Plant to assess the process and operation that is under way.

“I apologise to all residents of Kimberley, stakeholders, residents, business, government organisations, churches, NGOs, CBOs, and all those inconvenienced by the water outage since last night.“