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Published: 03 Jul 2019Title: GEORGE MUNICIPALITY WATER UPDATE: 3 JULY 2019Status: Garden Route Dam Level: 72.59% Please note the dam level is currently being managed to facilitate construction to raise 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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01 June 2017

Garden Route Dam level falls below 60%

Water Restrictions are necessary to protect our water resources

he level of the Garden Route Dam which services the greater George has today fallen below 60%. In an Executive Mayoral-In-Committee  meeting held earlier today, 1st June 2017,  the Executive Mayor of George, Ald Melvin Naik announced that with immediate effect certain water restrictions are to be implemented to ensure the water safety of George.

The decision has been taken in terms of the provisions of the George Municipal Drought Management Policy and which provisions are applicable to George and Haarlem.

The right of access to basic water supply and sanitation is a basic right for all communities and it is the responsibility of the George Municipality as the Water Services Institution to take reasonable measure to ensure these rights.

The immediate measures to be adhered to are as follows:

  1. The mechanical irrigation of gardens is prohibited
  2. Gardens may only be watered between the times of 19h00 to 21h00. Garden hoses must be handheld only.

Mondays and Thursdays for even numbered households ONLY

Tuesdays and Fridays for uneven numbered households ONLY.

  1. The irrigation or watering of all sport fields is prohibited. Exemption from restrictions in the following instances only: golf course greens, bowling greens and cricket pitches which may only be watered between 19h00 and 21h00.
  2. The washing of vehicles with a garden hose , except by a commercial enterprise whose business it is to wash cars, is prohibited.
  3. The cleaning of any area by means of water is prohibited.
  4. The filling of swimming pools is prohibited.
  5. Where own water  from a borehole or reservoir is used, the appropriate notice shall be displayed on the premises.

Ald. Naik implored the public to seriously address all water usage with care. The level of the Garden Route Dam is monitored and weekly reports are posted to the municipal website under Alerts and on to the municipal facebook page. Report all water leaks to our Civil Engineering Department on 044 801 9262/66.

 

Tuinroete-damvlak daal onder 60% - Onmiddelike waterbeperkings noodsaaklik om waterbronne te beskerm

Die Tuinroete-dam, wat die groter George-gebied van water voorsien – se vlak het vandag (1 Junie 2017) tot onder 60 persent gedaal, wat tot die aankondiging van onmiddelike waterbeperkings gelei het.

Uitvoerende Burgemeester, Raadsheer Melvin Naik, het gedurende die Uitvoerende Burgemeester-in-komteevergadering vroeër vandag die waterbeperkings aangekondig om die stad se waterveiligheid te verseker.

Die besluit is geneem in terme van voorsorgmaatreëls in die George Munisipale Droogtebestuursbeleid en is van toepassing in die George munisipale gebied wat tot by Haarlem strek.

Die reg op basiese water- en sanitasievoorsiening  is ‘n basiese reg vir alle gemeenskappe en dit is die verantwoordelikheid van die George Munisipaliteit as Waterdiens-instelling  om redelike stappe te neem om hierdie regte te beskerm.

Die onmiddelike maatreëls om aan gehoor te gee is soos volg:

  1. Die meganiese natgooi van tuine  word verbied.
  2. Tuine mag slegs per hand met tuinslange , op spesifieke dae en tye, natgegooi word.

Huise met gelyke nommers mag SLEGS Maandae en Donderdae tuin natgooi.

Huise met ongelyke nommers mag SLEGS Dinsdae en Vrydae tuin natgooi.

  1. Die natgooi van sportvelde  word verbied. Die enigste uitsondering s is gholfbaan-setperke, rolbalbane en
                   krieketbane wat daagliks, slegs tussen 7nm en 9nm natgegooi mag word.
  2. Die was van voertuie met ‘n tuinslang, behalwe vir karwasbesighede, word verbied.
  3. Die skoonmaak van enige area met water word verbied.
  4. Die volmaak van swembaddens word verbied.
  5. Waar eie water vanuit boorgate of reservoirs gebruik word, moet die toepaslike kennisgewing duidelik op
                  die werf of perseel aangedui word.

Raadsheer Naik het ‘n ernstige beroep op die publiek gedoen om alle watergebruik met versigtigheid te benader.

Die Tuinroete-dam word weekliks gemonitor en weeklikse verslae word op die munisipaliteit se webtuiste onder ‘Alerts’ en Facebook geplaas.

Rapporteer asseblief alle waterlekke aan die Siviele Ingineursdepartement by 044 801 9262 of 044 801 9266.

 

Last published 01 June 2017