South Africa: This week’s service delivery blitz was in New Brighton wards 14, 15 and 17.
The team focused on water crisis awareness, illegal dumping, and rabies vaccination.
The Acting Member of the Mayoral Committee for Infrastructure and Engineering, Cllr Nonhina Maswana, joined the blitz to help raise awareness of the water crisis that the Metro is currently facing.
She pleaded with the residents to work together with the Metro in the fight to push back day zero.
“Let us all, please report all water leaks so that we make sure that water is not wasted,” said Maswana.
“We need to incorporate water-saving into our day-to-day lives, using less than 50 litres per day per person,” she said.
“The flyers we are handing out clearly explain how we can reduce our daily consumption to 50 litres,” she said.
Currently, the city’s combined dam levels are at 14.65%. Residents can report water leaks by calling 0800 20 50 50 or alternatively via email at email@example.com.
Residents may also report water leaks via WhatsApp by sending a message to 064 744 7721.
The team took the opportunity to share information on the prevention of rabies as well as illegal dumping.
Residents were encouraged to keep the streets free of litter and not to dispose of waste illegally.
Residents were advised to vaccinate their cats and dogs to prevent the disease at its source.
Should a dog bite you, please visit your nearest clinic or hospital immediately to avoid the spread. Rabies has no treatment once symptoms such as fever and headache start to show.