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Problematic eThekwini Ohlange Wastewater Pumpstation getting attention

Home Government & Municipal Problematic eThekwini Ohlange Wastewater Pumpstation getting attention

ETHEKWINI Municipality said last Friday that a clean-up operation is underway at the Ohlange Wastewater Pumpstation north of Durban in preparation for the reinstallation of one of the duty pumps that required repairs due to a mechanical fault.

The Ohlange River flows past the pumpstation in the Blackburn area and reaches the sea at Umhlanga.

According to the Municipality, the pumpstation has been operational since December last year after it was commissioned following flood damage. New machinery, including a control panel, pumps and a standby generator were installed to avoid overflows during loadshedding.

In addition, two new pumps and a new mechanical control centre are currently being installed at the old Ohlange Station. Once the installations are completed, both pumpstations will be running using four pumps.

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