NON-COOPERATIVE GOVERNMENT: Eastern Cape: Panic and protests after the failure of the Makhanda waterworks
Gift of the Givers has been providing emergency water to the residents of Makhanda. (Photo: supplied)
After a series of minor problems since January, a disastrous failure at the James Kleynhans water treatment plant in Makhanda last week left its power station flooded, leaving the city with taps that have run dry.
As Makhanda entered its sixth day without water on Tuesday, February 22, lines at the Gift of the Givers water truck snaked through the streets of Makhanda as desperate mothers and grandmothers brought buckets, milk buckets, and whatever plastic containers they could. find to get water. .
After a series of minor failures throughout January, the pumping station at the James Kleynhans Water Treatment Plant in Makhanda failed after its power station flooded when a gasket exploded.