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Discoloured tap water has PE residents running scared

Residents fear the water may be contaminated and have inundated the municipality with complaints.

FILE: The quality of tap water in parts of Port Elizabeth have some residents worried running scared. Picture: Free Images

CAPE TOWN - The quality of tap water in parts of Port Elizabeth have some residents running scared.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality says recent l oad shedding has caused water discolouration which residents have refused to drink.

Residents fear the water may be contaminated and have inundated the municipality with complaints.

Municipal spokesperson Roland Williams says he'll personally go to anyone's home and drink the water to assure people that the water is safe.

"I issued a challenge to anybody in Nelson Mandela Bay who felt that if their water is not good enough for consumption, I will come to their house and I will drink the same water they drink."