The Polokwane Municipality on Monday alerted the residents of Seshego and the surrounding areas of the shutdown of the water treatment plant. The temporary shutdown will take place on Monday, 11 March at 06:00 for 24 hours.

“This is to allow the Department of Water and Sanitation to inspect the pipeline in order to improve water flow from the dam,” said the Municipality in a statement.


“The shutdown will affect water supply to parts of the Seshego area including Zones 3 and 4. The municipality will activate temporary relief to all affected areas through water tankers until the water supply is restored.

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“Polokwane Municipality apologizes for the inconvenience caused and further urges all to report water related challenges promptly to the dedicated Water and Sanitation Call Centre so that the municipality can come to their aid,” they said.

Municipal Call Centre: 015 290 2000 / 2458 / 015 023 5000 | Dedicated Water and Sanitation Helpline: 015 290 2376 / WhatsApp: 068 290 8736.


Meanwhile, the Municipality announced a low water supply from Olifantspoort pump station 3. The municipality received a letter from Lepelle Northern Water informing them that one feeder was burned over the weekend. Resulting in only one pump being operational.

“The scheme has requested assistance from emergency service providers. However, estimated completion time can not be provided at this point. Lepelle Northern Water has apologized for this disruption to all stakeholders.”

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“The municipality will continue to assist communities that are affected through water tankers. All stakeholders receiving supply are encouraged to use water sparingly.”

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