Brown water not a cause for concern, says Municipality

Twitter users have also taken to the site to express their concern over the colour of their water. Photo: Twitter, @diskidance442

POLOKWANE – After receiving several reports by our readers of brown water coming out of their taps, Review spoke to the spokesperson of the Polokwane Municipality, Matshidiso Mothapo, regarding the situation.

This comes after a shut off of the Olifantspoort line.

Read more: Water shortages expected after Olifantspoort Plant ‘shut-off’

Mothapo says isolated reports have been received from areas like Ivy Park, Penina Park and others, who receive direct supply from Olifantspoort.

“Remember that when the plant was shut off yesterday, it was due to muddy water being extracted from the Lepelle River,” he explained.

Mothapo says there shouldn’t be cause for panic as the water is treated for safe human consumption when it leaves the plant.

He advised residents to take precautionary measures, like boiling the water before consuming.

“The water is treated from the plant and the municipality also conducts regular intensive tests at various points on the water received.”

Twitter users had the following to say about the water situation:

The municipality together with Lepelle Northern Water will continue to monitor the situation.

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Raeesa Kimmie
JOURNALIST (ONLINE)

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