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PUBLIC NOTICE: Water Update Issued George Municipality, 7 Feb @ 06h50

George Municipality remains concerned about the main drinking water reservoirs which are still under severe pressure. Repeated requests to the public to use water sparingly is not being reflected in the daily consumption figures and water consumption is now being monitored hourly for all areas.

Flow to the system will be restricted on an ongoing basis, to force a reduction in daily consumption. This will result in low water pressure being experienced. Please do not report incidents of low water pressure. The public is requested to only report if they have no water.

We thank those residents who have heeded our call and implemented measures to reduce household consumption.

Water Restrictions have been implemented. Any person who contravenes these restrictions is guilty of an offence and is, upon conviction, liable to a fine as published in the annual tariffs list, or six months imprisonment. Contraventions of the Water Restrictions can be reported on 0800 424477 and will be followed up by George Municipal Law Enforcement.

Report all water leaks to our Civil Engineering Department on 044 801 9262/66 or after hours 044 801 6300

Issued George Municipality, 5 February 2022, 11h15

Strategic repairs to one of the main valves at the Water Treatment Works was successfully completed last night following damage caused by loadshedding. The raw water supply to the balancing dams has been restored.

However, during the process the old Water Treatment Works had to be shut down and this has impacted on the purification of water and storage in our main drinking water reservoirs.

We request the public to please use water sparingly in order to restore capacity in our reservoirs.

PLEASE USE WATER SPARINGLY – All drinking water reservoirs remain vulnerable

Issued George Municipality, 4 February 2022, 19h00

The GRP pipeline that currently provides the raw water supply from the Garden Route Dam to the balancing dams, which in turn provides raw water to the Water Treatment Works for purification, failed today. 

The second, water pipeline, that was damaged in the floods and was scheduled for remedial works after the peak season, is now undergoing unscheduled repairs. Once repaired this pipeline will be recommissioned to restore the raw water supply to the balancing dams.

A contractor is assisting the municipal teams at both sites, and work will continue throughout the night.

ESKOM has just announced the downgrading of Load shedding to level one. Despite the reprieve that this will bring to all residents, the Municipality has submitted an application to ESKOM to ensure constant electricity supply to the raw water pump station so that the refilling of the balancing dams can proceed uninterrupted after the necessary pipeline repairs have been completed.

PLEASE USE WATER SPARINGLY  – Further updates will be provided.