Authorities assure residents Verulam water is safe

ETHEKWINI - The eThekwini Infrastructure Committee has reassured residents the water in the Verulam reservoir servicing the area is safe for human consumption.

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Another compartment of the reservoir has been flushed out and reinstalled with water after the discovery of human remains in the reservoir on Friday.

eThekwini Infrastructure committee chairperson, Thanduxolo Sabelo, said divers had been sent to confirm the reservoir is cleared and they were able to definitively conclude it is.

"We must state we test the water on a daily basis. We want to confirm and assure the residents that the water they are drinking currently from the compartment that was not affected is very clean. It's safe, they are able to drink it," Sabelo said.

He also stated, "the other compartment has been drained and vacuumed and it will be reinstalled. We are expecting <it to operate> normally on Tuesday."