Harbour town hit by water disruption    

Compiled by Otis Daniels
The municipality of Walvis Bay notified residents of the harbour town of a water interruption scheduled for today (25 November).

Namwater informed the municipality of low levels in the reservoirs due to water production disruptions caused by major power infrastructure damages.

According to the acting head of Namwater coastal business unit, Frans Ihuhua, reservoir levels have dropped to unsatisfactory levels of below 50% due to water supply interruptions caused by major power infrastructure damages. “The damages are a result of the strong easterly winds that has recently been blowing in the Kuiseb area (Swartbank and Rooibank schemes) since 21 November to date.”

Ihuhua said that in view of the above situation and as a major mitigation effort, Namwater requested that the municipality of Walvis Bay employ water conservation and rationing efforts until further notice. “This will prevent a total shutdown. Namwater apologises for any inconvenience caused by these natural events and hope to restore the normal flow of water when the windy conditions subside.