Water woes taint the new year for KZN Covid hotspot

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Water woes taint the new year for KZN Covid hotspot

Diesel contamination leaves residents in Umhlathuze without water supply since New Year’s Day

Senior reporter

Crime continues to plague waterworks in KwaZulu-Natal.

This time 15 wards in uMhlathuze in northern KZN have been without water since January 1 after traces of diesel, which was the target of thieves, contaminated the Cubhu Water Works.

“The city has ordered a forensic investigation that will leave no stone unturned to uncover the culprits who broke in through cutting the fence in an attempt to steal diesel that is used by our new generators to pump water in case of power outages,” said City of uMhlathuze spokesperson Mdu Ncalane. ..

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