WATER shortages in Port Elizabeth have been reduced to eight streets.
A week ago, two pipelines from the Churchill and Impofu dams collapsed near the Van Stadens River Resort.
This caused seven of the 54 reservoirs in the city to run dry, leaving more than a third of the city without water.
Municipal spokesman Kupido Baron said yesterday: "Slowly but surely we are getting there. At the moment we are just ironing out some of the smaller teething problems.”
He said the streets with no water were in Parkside, Schauderville and Seaview.
"Three streets in Gelvandale have low water pressure but it will be resolved soon,” he said.
"Otherwise, we are up and running.”
It has cost Port Elizabeth more than R1-million to avert the water crisis which left the city teetering on the brink of disaster last week.
Municipal officials and contractors worked around the clock at the weekend to fix one of the two feeders, a 700mm steel pipe.
It could take almost two weeks to repair the second one, a 1000mm diameter concrete pipe which dates back to the 1940s.
Baron appealed to residents to save water.
For further information, contact Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s hotline: 0800-20-50-50.