Windhoek's brown water is safe

18 May 2017 | Local News

The City of Windhoek has issued a statement with regard to recent complaints about the quality and safety of the water supplied to residents of the capital.

There have been several complaints on social media platforms with photographs of grossly discoloured water in various suburbs of the city.

According to Lydia Amuntenya, the City's public relations officer, the periodic discolouration of the water is due to elevated levels of iron and manganese in borehole water which discolour the water and items it may come in contact with.

Abstraction from the aquifer has now been reduced to a minimum and NamWater is again supplying the city with water from the three central dams, Amutenya said.

“Although water production has reduced, the reservoirs and the water reticulation network are already saturated with elevated levels of these constituents and it may take some time before the system may be flushed clean.

“NamWater also experienced increased iron and manganese levels in water as a result of recent inflow into the dams. This has resulted in a batch of high turbidity water being received from Von Bach in the terminal reservoir in Windhoek.”

The problem, however, appears to be solved and the City expects water quality to return to normal.

“The water is safe to drink even though it may be aesthetically unpleasant. The City will continue to test the water from the aquifer even though the abstraction has gone into maintenance mode,” Amutenya said.

“It was originally anticipated to use the increased production from the Windhoek aquifer as a data-gathering process in order to gain knowledge on the performance of the aquifer.

“As normal abstraction from the Windhoek aquifer has now gone into maintenance mode the City is forced to continue with its testing process where certain compartments of the aquifer are tested in order to obtain this vital information. As such water is still being abstracted from certain compartments and this will continue until October this year.”

STAFF REPORTER

Similar News

 

Locals 'ripped' off in land sales

5 hours ago | Local News

The chief of the Uukwangali Traditional Authority, Eugene Siwombe Kudumo, is concerned about the issue where locals sell their land along the Okavango River to...

Bogus land sales rock Rundu

5 hours ago | Local News

A senior employee of the Rundu Town Council (RTC) has been handed over to the Sisa Namandje Legal Practitioner Law Firm in respect of an...

Ompumbwe yomahooli monooli ya kandulwa po

5 hours ago | Local News

Ehangano lyomahooli olya tula po oompungulilo yomahooli mOndangwa onga omukalo gwokuya moshipala ompumbwe yomahooli monooli unene pomathimbo gomafudho.Ominista yIikwankondo nIikwamina, Obeth Kandjoze, oya pandula ehangano...

Inamu landitha po we evi lyeni- Omukwaniilwa Kudumo

5 hours ago | Local News

Sho a ningi oonkundathana noshifkundnaeki shoNamibian Sun moNkurenkuru moshitopolwa shaKavango West, Kudumo okwa popi kutya aantu ye mboka yeli popepi nomulonga otaya tembuka nokulanditha po...

Aanona yekondjelomanguluko yaponokela aanambelewa yokudhima omulilo

5 hours ago | Local News

Kape na ngoka a tulwa miipandeko mEtitano lya piti, sho aanyasha mboka ya valelwa mekondjelomanguluko muupongekwa ya ponokele iiyenditho yaantu mwakwatelwa oshiyenditho shaanambelewa yokudhima omulilo.Iiponokela...

Omundohotola Ndume a tumbalekwa

5 hours ago | Local News

Epapa ndyoka olya gandjwa komukwaniilwa gUukwanyama Martha Mwadinomho Kristian Nelumbu, mOlyomakaya pombala yoshilongo shUukwanyama, mOmhedi.Oshituthi shoka osha kaliwa kaakwashigwana, aaleli yopamuthigululwakalo oshowo yopapolotika, ...

Fishermen claim 200 hours overtime

1 day - 24 July 2017 | Local News

The office of the Labour Commissioner at Walvis Bay last week advised two fishermen Sam Frans and Abisai Katula not to lodge a dispute with...

Ovenduka tayi kondjo mokukaleka po oonzo dhomeya

1 day - 24 July 2017 | Local News

Elelo lyoshilando shaVenduka otali longo nuudhiginini opo li vule okuyambulapo oonzo dhomeya moshilando shoka shataalela onkalo yompumbwe yomeya, na osha hala okushunitha pevi omwaalu gwomeya...

Aalongi yomomeya taya pula iifuta yolutayima yoowili 200

1 day - 24 July 2017 | Local News

Ombelewa yaKomufala gwAaniilonga mOmbaye, oya gandja omayele kaaniilonga yaali yomomeya Sam Frans naAbisai Katula opo kaya tulilemo oshipotha ehangano lyoMarco Fishing omolwa iifuta yawo yolutayima...

Inaku tokolwa natango kombinga yoRCC

1 day - 24 July 2017 | Local News

Ominista yoPublic Enterprises, Leon Jooste oya popi mEtitano lya piti kutya inaku ningwa natango etokolo kombinga yonakuyiwa yehangano lyoRoads Construction Company (RCC).Jooste okwa popi kutya...

Latest News

Swapo to deal with Swartbooi

5 hours ago | Politics

JEMIMA BEUKES Swapo secretary-general Nangolo Mbumba says the ruling party will deal with parliamentarian Bernadus Swartbooi over controversial comments he made at the weekend in...

Under-fire governor claims he was...

5 hours ago | Cultural

ILENI NANDJATOOmusati governor Erginus Endjala has apologised for private remarks in which he spoke against the Aandonga people and certain politicians.An hour-long audio recording involving...

Namibian rhino to be sculpted...

5 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

ELLANIE SMIT A life-sized rhino made from Namibian marble and sculpted by a world-renowned artist will soon be auctioned...

State to appeal Hoff conviction

5 hours ago | Justice

FRED GOEIEMAN The State is not satisfied that a woman who had conspired to kill her husband was only found...

Hardap alleviates Neckartal water woes

5 hours ago | Infrastructure

STAFF REPORTERNamWater will funnel crucial water from the Hardap Dam to the Neckartal Dam construction site in order to alleviate critical water shortages there and...

TransNamib manager out on bail

5 hours ago | Justice

CATHERINE SASMANTransNamib’s head of procurement accused of corruption, Chris Simataa, was granted bail of N$60 000 by the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Friday and was...

Desert Rose EIA under scrutiny

5 hours ago | Infrastructure

The developers of the Desert Rose project are keen to get the project rolling, having recently submitted an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the N$8-billion...

Brother nabbed for fondling sister

5 hours ago | Crime

The Namibian police at Okatope in the Oshikoto Region on Sunday arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly fondling the genitals of his biological sister.The crime...

Two men arrested for ivory

5 hours ago | Crime

Two residents of Katutura who were on Friday found in possession of two elephant tusks briefly appeared in the Magistrate's Court in Windhoek yesterday morning....

Load More