Month: December 2019

Port Alfred – Water Crisis! Water Crisis! Water Crisis!

Port Alfred – Water Crisis! Water Crisis! Water Crisis!
UPDATE ON WATER CRISIS IN PORT ALFRED: 30 December 2019 The Sarel Hayward Dam level has dropped to less than 6%. Day Zero has arrived!   There is insufficient capacity for all the water pumps to operate.  The following measures have been taken: Water is being switched off, and later restored, to all areas in Port Alfred every day.   This is determined by capacity and demand, thus a schedule cannot be compiled.  The East Bank dune pump and the boreholes in the Mooifontein area are supplying water at a very limited capacity.   A Reverse Osmosis plant is...
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Additional Water Restriction: December 2019

Additional Water Restriction: December 2019
Water Restrictions Water restrictions Already imposed: The connecting of a garden hose pipe or sprinkler system to the Municipal water supply, for gardening or any other purpose, is prohibited. Additional restriction imposed: The use of a bucket to collect water from the Municipal water supply for watering of gardens, washing of motor vehicles or boats, is also prohibited. Draught water usage tariff. Will be implemented from January 2020 and will, therefore, reflect on your February account. Conserve water We do not know how long this draught will last, s...
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Water situation: December 2019

Water situation: December 2019
Water situation: December 2019 The drought in Ndlambe, and its effects on water supply levels, has become a crisis in some areas. Port Alfred’s Sarel Hayward dam level has dropped to below 10 %. This dam is solely dependent on water being fed from the Kowie River, but this supply has now dried up. To conserve water in Port Alfred the following actions have been introduced: • Water pressure will be reduced or cut for certain periods; • Drought water usage tariff has been introduced. The drought water usage tariff is applicable to all areas in Ndlambe – including Kleinemonde. Us...
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