The Namibia Water Corporation will ration water supply from the 7th of March due to the upgrading of the raw water pumps at the Oshakati Water Treatment Plant and distribution system.

In a notice to stakeholders and customers in the Oshana, Ohangwena and Oshikoto regions, NamWater states that the rationing of water supply will take place between 22h00 to 05h00 in the morning during the four-day period.

This is necessary to build up reserve capacity to sustain supply to critical customers, it said.

NamWater will monitor the situation closely and will advise again on further measures as may become necessary.

The water utility said rationing times may be shortened depending on the water consumption during this period.

Should there be critical needs at essential services centers, such as hospitals and clinics, stakeholders may contact the area manager for operations, as well as the schemes superintendents, for possible water delivery arrangements through water tankers to critical institutions.