Planned Electrical Maintenance Shutdown for Avondale Pump Station – Monday, 30 October 2023

The Avondale Pump Station will undergo a maintenance shutdown to allow for electrical work and servicing on two of its pumps. The shutdown will commence on Tuesday, 31 October 2023 at 8am until 1 November 2023 at 16h00.

On Tuesday, 31 October 2023, two pumps will be isolated to allow for the servicing of electrical components. During this time, only one pump will be operational which could lead to some reduction in the supply of water. A complete shutdown is however not anticipated.

On Wednesday, 1 November 2023, there will be a full switchboard isolation between 8am and 16h00 for further electrical work to be undertaken. This will result in the Avondale Pump Station being offline for 8 hours. However, as an interim arrangement and to ensure that water disruptions remain minimal, the Avondale Reservoir will be supplied via the La Mercy Pumps.

While we will endeavour to complete the electrical maintenance work by Wednesday, 1 November 2023, if warranted, some secondary inspections may be undertaken on Thursday, 2 November 2023.

The following areas that receive may experience a reduction in water supply during the maintenance shutdown:

Ilembe District

  • Zimbali
  • Ballito
  • Chaka’s Rock
  • Salt Rock
  • Sheffield Beach
  • Foxhill
  • Umhlali
  • Shaka’s kraal
  • Etete
  • Nkobongo
  • Shayamoya
  • Shaka’s Head
  • Tinley Manor
  • Ethembeni
  • Palm Lakes
  • Nyaninga

EThekwini Metro

  • La Mercy

uMngeni-uThukela Water apologises for the inconvenience but at the same assures its stakeholders and the public that the maintenance work is aimed at ensuring an uninterrupted water supply in future.