Residents of Mangaung Metro are hereby notified of the high turbidity at Welbedacht Dam as a result of the recent rainfall experienced on 7th December 2018 at Caledon River. The river and dam are full of sand and this affects operations at the water treatment works as raw water is too sandy and takes longer to purify.
This calls for process controllers to reduce the outflow at the high lift pump station (purified water), and this will affect levels at the main reservoirs that are supplied by the mainline from Welbedacht to Bloemfontein.
Bloem Water is working around the clock to handle this challenge at the plant and we assure residents that the water quality will not be compromised. However, the quantities/pressure will be reduced. We will consistently update members of the community on the progress.
Mangaung Metro apologises for the inconvenience this may have caused.