Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth car wash
businesses were urged on Friday to shut down until damaged water
pipes were repaired, the municipality said.
Two pipes bringing water from the
Churchill and Impofu dams to city reservoirs were washed away during
flooding near the Van Stadens River resort, spokesperson Kupido Baron
said in a statement.
He said these pipelines supply a third
of the city's water.
"We urgently call upon owners of
carwashes in Central, Deal Party, Summerstrand, Charlo, Newton Park,
Walmer, Humewood, North End, Korsten, Mount Pleasant, Lovemore Park,
Lovemore Heights, Algoa Park, Struandale, Gelvandale, Gelvan Park and
parts of New Brighton and KwaZakhele to consider closing their
businesses until water supply return(s) to normal in the city."
Water from two other dams, Loerie and
Nooitgedagt (Gariep), was being diverted to limit the number of areas
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