Khorixas potable water runs low

The water levels of a potable water reservoir that supplies water to residents of Khorixas have been low since last Thursday due to technical problems, Khorixas Town Council Chief Executive Officer Andreas /Howoseb has said.

/Howoseb in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday said the problem has resulted in residents experiencing a low influx of water.

He, however, said the inflow has been improving little by little as the technical teams are fixing the problem and the council has put in place measures to ensure that dam levels normalise.

The council has since Thursday been turning off the water supply at the town between 22h00 and 06h00.

“We have seen results of improved water levels since we started closing water between these hours. The residents have been informed about the situation and we are working on the technical problem that we experienced regarding the slow or low inflow of water to the reservoir,” he said.

He said water levels are expected to normalise by this coming Friday as the technical team is working around the clock to solve the problem.

Meanwhile, the CEO said the town council plans to rehabilitate two of its existing boreholes and also drill two new boreholes for the supply of potable water to the residents.

“We have experienced water problems over the past years and the council has plans to rehabilitate its old boreholes. The water infrastructure is being constantly damaged by humans as well as animals, so the only way we can solve such problems is to rehabilitate our boreholes and install new boreholes,” he said.

/Howoseb advised residents to use water sparingly and to report any leakages so the council to attend to such problems as soon as possible.

Khorixas has a population of close to 8 000 inhabitants.

Source: Namibia Press Agency