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Published: 06 Jun 2019Title: George Municipality Water Update 5 June 2019Status: Garden Route Dam Level: 78.10% Please note the dam level is currently being managed to facilitate construction to heighten the spillway of the Garden Route Dam. Once completed, the heightened dam wall will increase its storage capacity by 25%. Construction is expected to be completed next year.
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Law Enforcement 044 801 6350
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George Municipality Switchboard 044 801 9111
14 July 2016

BLANCO WATER UPDATE: THURSDAY 08H30

 

Two pipebursts yesterday evening in Blanco resulted in limited water supply to certain areas. The pipebursts also affected the filling of the upper (ESKOM) reservoir. Water trucks from both George and Eden District Municipality continued filling the upper reservoir throughout the night and the current status is 34% full as of 6am this morning.

 

Three civil engineering teams worked on repairing the burst pipes last night and all repairs have been completed.

 

Both pumps at the lower (Golden Valley) reservoir malfunctioned last night and one has been fully repaired. Technicians are working on the second pump.

 

The small pump which feeds the upper (ESKOM) reservoir malfunctioned yesterday but was repaired again and is working.

 

At present the George Civil Engineering Department is not aware of any consumers who do not have water at all and continue to work on stablizing the network indicating that water pressure will remain low until the reservoirs have filled to capacity.

 

The public of Blanco is thanked for their patience in this regard and requested to continue to use water sparingly to enable the system to stabilize as quickly as possible.

Last published 14 July 2016