We’re currently experiencing pumping difficulties to the Dam-se-Bos area. Please note, the water supply disruption is expected to last 48 Hours. There will still be water supplied into the system, but it might be at a reduced rate or no water supply experienced in some of the affected areas. As an alternative, water tankers have been disbursed to affected areas. Knysna Municipality would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused during this disruption. Residents can obtain more information by calling Emergency Services on 044 302 8911 (all hours) or 044 302 6331 (office hours). As issued by Knysna Municipality.'Click here to read full article...'
Water urgently needed. If you’re a tourist travelling back home through Aliwal North or Colesberg, please carry a few bottles of water, anything from 300ml to 5l, so that you drop them off at any petrol station in the main road of the two towns. The roads are extremely busy so it would be a wonderful and easy help if each car had a Water Angel Driver. Aliwal has no water whatsoever and Colesberg is almost out of water. In fact, the majority of South Africa is in drought, the worst in decades. 5 provinces have been declared emergency areas. … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Parts of Knysna ran out of water again. Owing to it happening in areas where tourists are holidaying, it was more noticeable (imagine having a fill guest house with toilets that can’t flush) but no less important to the regular water shortages in our town’s poorer areas. It’s not happening in my area but i noticed the brown water when in town yesterday. That always means a pipe broke, has been repaired, and the dirt that got in it is being washed away through your home taps. This problem was stated on December 22 by Knysna Municipality via their Facebook … ‘Click here to read full article…’
This is a press statement by Fred Nel, the DA Shadow MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. Some have described the recent Gauteng water crisis as a ‘perfect storm’ in order to explain the severe outages across widespread areas of Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, Mogale City and Tshwane. This explanation allows those responsible for water provision in the province to distance themselves from the actual causes of the problem and thus dodge responsibility. The fact is, those same people and organisations were responsible for the outages and this they cannot escape. The first water outage hit southern and western parts of … ‘Click here to read full article…’
If you missed Part 1, find it here. HOW IT HAPPENED The profile of the drought-affected area was in alignment with the Gouritz Water Management Area (WMA). This constitutes the largest WMA in the Western Cape Province, with a total surface area of 53,1392 km (RHP, 2007(ii)). It is also characterised by two main climatic regions – an arid Karoo zone drained by the Gouritz River, as well as a narrower coastal belt south of the Outeniqua Mountains, with annual rainfall ranging from below 200mm to more than 1,000mm. A detailed study of the Gouritz WMA’s southern coastal belt extending … ‘Click here to read full article…’