oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - A history of the recent water supply crisis in Pietermaritzburg : emergency water supplies

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0009-7845



The recent drought situation in the Pietermaritzburg / Durban region is fairly well known. This report is intended to describe the general water supply situation, cover step by step the stricter water saving measures imposed as the position worsened, and to draw certain conclusions. Much of the information could be useful to other local authorities either now or in the future, should they be in the same critical position.

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