Pipe burst leaves Butterworth residents dry
Residents of Bika Township, Cuba, Vuli Valley, extensions 14 and 24 as well as Mcubakazi and the villages surrounding Ibika in Butterworth, Mnquma local municipality, are without running water.
According to spokesperson Sisa Msiwa the water outage is due to a major pipe burst at the Reservoir Hill Pump Station in Butterworth, which he says is due to an ageing infrastructure.
On Thursday Amathole District Municipality mayor Nomasikizi Konza said: “A rapid response team is hard at work attending to the reported water outages in all affected communities.
Water trucks have been deployed to all affected areas. Repairs are being carried out where possible.“We cannot afford to rest when our people are confronted by challenges of water in our district.
Water shortages and outages are a national problem. It is a challenge that is requisite of a collective effort between government, communities and civil society.
I am adamant that working together, we can find a permanent solution to these challenges.
“We would like to thank members of the community for keeping us informed of the problems they are currently experiencing,” she said...