City warns of possible water shutdowns

The City of Windhoek is urging bulk users of water to schedule their own maintenance shutdowns to coincide with the shutdown on the supply line connecting the Von Bach Treatment plant to Windhoek.
According to the City of Windhoek, there will be 4 shutdowns of the City’s water supply due to maintenance in the main supply line, with the 1st taking place on 18 May and the last 17 August.
Between 60% and 80% of water supplied in Windhoek is conveyed along this line. According to City of Windhoek, normal water supply during these dates will not be possible and interruption can be expected.
Schools that make use of potable water for irrigation are also requested to ensure that no irrigation of grounds and sports fields takes place on these dates.
A trusted source assured The Economist, that the water will not be totally closed but the volume will be reduced due to this ongoing process.“The City of Windhoek wants to urge the public to reduce the amount of water they are going to use during these days. But they have assured us that the water will not be completely closed,” she said.