PROPOSED RESTRICTIVE WATER MEASURES
Restriction when average dam levels are at 20%:
- Restrict household consumption to 15 kl per metered connection.
- Blanket restriction of high consumers using discs or flow restrictors
- No use of hosepipes allowed (to water gardens, wash cars, hose down walls or paving, top up pools, fountains or ponds, etc.), unless:
– The water is from a source other than municipal.
– The water is used for firefighting purposes.
- No use of municipal water supply allowed to water gardens, wash cars, hose down walls or paving, top up pools, fountains or ponds, etc.
- No use of sprinklers or irrigation systems allowed, unless:
– The water is from a source other than municipal.
- All building contractors to use treated effluent, collected from Fishwater Flats (or any other appropriate wastewater treatment works), other than for concrete work.
- All domestic customers will have a flow meter restrictor installed. All borehole users must register with the municipality, and comply with the conditions attached to such registration, particularly the prohibition on sale or transfer of own borehole water for use on other properties.
- No applications to build swimming pools will be approved.
- No use of automatic urinal flushing systems allowed.
- All car washes will be closed if they have not achieved the requirement to recycle 60% of their water.
- No municipal showers will operate.
- Municipal swimming pools must be filled with suitable ground water.
- Residential, institutional and government users are subject to Part C of the Schedule of Tariffs.
- Commercial and Industrial users are subject to Part C of the Schedule of Tariffs.
- All requirements of the Water and Sanitation By-Law will be enforced, as will the conditions of Restriction Notice 5
– The Municipality requests:
- That all residents use a maximum of 50 litres per person per day.
- That cistern “bricks” be utilised in every toilet.
- That household toilets be flushed with non-municipal water (e.g. grey, rain or borehole water).
- That water-efficient showerheads be used.
– The Municipality will:
- Make recycled effluent available to contractors and householders for non-drinking purposes during business hours (08:00 – 16:00).
- Make untreated groundwater available for non-drinking purposes, at the Motherwell cemetery.
- Install flow control valves at 50 high water user schools.
- Train and utilise peace officers from amongst the staff of all directorates, and Metro Police officers, to enforce the provisions of the Water and Sanitation Services By-Law and the restriction notice.
- Install cistern “bricks” in every one of its own cisterns.
- Manage its internal water usage, per directorate, based on the audit conducted
Don’t forget the Summerstrand Residents Association Meeting taking place on Tuesday 4th Sept, 17h30, as usual at Pearson High School. If you care about your neighbourhood please attend!
It is time for Casual Day again and Cheshire Home Summerstrand is one of the many participating NGO’s in PE. This day is not only a chance for the community at large to become aware of disabled people but it also gives those caring for disabled people the chance to raise some much needed funds for the support, care, opportunity and love we offer them. Cheshire Home Summerstrand has been offering support and care to disabled people for over 37 years. Of every R10 sticker sold for Casual Day, they get R4. The balance goes into a national fund for the support of disability. The funds raised will be for the direct benefit of the 54 disabled adults and 23 disabled children of its outreach project “Khaya Cheshire“. For more information, visit http://www.cheshirehomesec.org/outreach
NELSON MANDELA BAY MUNICIPALITY PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT MEETING BETWEEN TRANSNET AND COMMUNITY OF HUMEWOOD
Humewood and other interested residents, including representatives from Business and Tourism are invited to a public meeting on Thursday, 23 August 2012, at 17H30, at which the Chief Executive of Transnet National Ports Authority, Mr Tau Morwe, will provide feedback on the liquid bulk/tank farm and manganese project, as well as the Port Development Framework for Nelson Mandela Bay.
Date: Thursday 23 August
Venue: Hume Park Recreational Club – Main hall
Although the NMBM JOC Centre confirmed that the entire Metro would have water last night, the crisis is not resolved and residents for the most part are still sitting without water. In Summerstrand, 2 reservoirs are supplying Summerstrand, one of which is for the bottom part along Marine Drive (water is running well) and the other which is currently struggling to supply water, affecting the top area of Summerstrand above Brighton Drive, including Gomery Area, and above Strandfontein Rd.
Information conveyed from our counsellors:
– There will be a water-tank truck at the Mercado Centre – Summerbreezz Spar
Two pipelines supplying the city with water from the Churchill and Impofu dams collapsed today in the vicinity of Van Stadens due to the recent heavy rains.
Since these pipelines supply a third of the water supply to the city, some areas will be affected within the next 24 hours when reservoirs run dry. Areas affected are:
Central, Deal Party, Summerstrand, Humewood, North End, Korsten, Struandale, Mount Pleasant, Lovemore Park, Lovemore Heights, Algoa Park, Struandale, Gelvandale, Gelvan Park and parts of New Brighton and KwaZakhele.
Two water tankers have been dispatched to SUMMERSTRAND at the Pick ‘n Pay Centre, and the Mercado Spar.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Joint Operations Centre in conjunction with the South African Services request motorist to consider staying off the road and at home as heavy rain is expected tonight.
– The Old Cape Road from Rowallan Park to Van Stadens is currently flooded and motorists are requested to be extremely careful when using it.
– The Bagshaw/Govan Mbeki Road is flooded as well as at the corner of Lindsay Road and Haupt Street.
– The left lane of Cape Road is flooded from First Avenue to Greenacres Hospital.
– At the bottom of Devon Road in Sherwood the road is flooded as well as Mission Road and Fountain Road in Walmer.
– La Roche Drive and Strandfontein Road are also flooded.
A second vehicle rolled on the M4/Settlers Way as a result of the high water level. A tree fell over the N2 at the Cotswold Bridge in the Port Elizabeth/Cape Town direction a few minutes ago. Areas affected by power outages are: Heath Park, Aspen Heights, Bloemendal, Kwadwesi, Salsoneville & Sanctor
|The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality just closed the Riverstone Road Bridge in the Sherwood area as a result of flooding. Motorists are warned to be extremely careful and adhere to safe following distances as road surfaces are slippery.|