[TAKE NOTE] Olifantspoort plant in full operation

The Olifantspoort water plant. Photo: Archive

POLOKWANE – The Municipality just received notification from Lepelle Northern Water that Olifantspoort plant has started running in full operation this evening.

This comes after operations at the plant were halted due to a protest in the area.

Water reservoirs will take a bit longer to be filled and reach Polokwane areas.

Currently water is being supplied from Ebenezer plant to Polokwane.

The Municipality urge residents to be patient while the reservoirs are being filled.


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City’s reservoirs at 0% due to protests affecting the Olifantspoort plant

POLOKWANE – Residents have been advised by the Polokwane Municipality to use water with extreme care as most of the reservoirs are at 0% due to the Olifantspoort being out of operation.

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This follows protests by residents in the Lepelle area who shut the plant off

According to the municipality’s marketing and communications manager, Matshidiso Mothapo, Lepelle Northern Water together with other stakeholders are dealing with the matter.

“Water is currently being received from the Ebenezer plant and high catchment areas and high rise buildings will be the first to be affected,” he said.

The municipality says they will respond with water tankers to affected areas.

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Riana Joubert
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