RESERVOIRS are recovering well but the situation remains critical
– WATER BALANCING REMAINS IN PLACE
George Municipality, 28 November @ 18h00
George Municipality urgently appeal to the residents of George to USE WATER SPARINGLY and ONLY FOR BASIC NECESSITIES. Average consumption has not reduced at all and is closer to the highest averages measured in a normal month.
Today Parkdene, Ballotsview, Lawaaikamp, Borcherds, Conville and Convent Gardens were isolated in an attempt to reduce the water consumption in the overall network and valves were opened again at approximately 18h00. This resulted in stability in the main reservoir levels.
Without the assistance of everyone, water balancing will have to continue for a longer period until normal balance can be achieved.
We plead with the public to limit their household water consumption during peak times. Peak times are between 07h00 – 09h00 in the morning, 12h00 to 14h00 and 17h00 to 20h00.
We thank the members of the public who have been cooperating thus far, but without everyone’s help, the network will take even longer to stabilise.
The Civil Engineering Services Department will continue to monitor until the reservoirs have recovered enough before opening full network again.
The public is to note that if they do not have water it is not necessarily due to a pipe burst but due to controlled water balancing of the system. Every attempt is being made not inconvenience the public and personnel are co-ordinating the placement of water trucks when and where required
The co-operation of the entire community of George, Wilderness and Herold’s Bay is requested.
PLEASE report EMERGENCIES ONLY to 044 801 9111 until Telkom can restore other lines.
GRDM EMERGENCY CALL CENTRE: 081 709 5193