Category Archive: water

Jul 13

PROPOSED RESTRICTIVE WATER MEASURES

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

Aug 07

water crisis continues…

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

Jul 16

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Roads closed at this stage due to the heavy rains of this weekend in Port Elizabeth and surrounds are:
·         Soudien Street/Old Uitenhage Road
·         Third Avenue Dip (Newton Park)
·         Seaview Road (Bushy Park area), and;
·         Loodsberg Pass and the Wapasberg Pass are closed due to snow.
Roads flooded but not closed at this stage, amongst many others, are:
·         M4/ Settlers Way (opposite North End Prison)
·         Cape Road in the direction of St. Albans
·         Grahamstown/ Ferguson Road
·         Cape Road towards Draaifontein Road
·         Walker Drive towards Samantha Way

Jul 16

Dams are 100% full…..

Major Storage Dams supplying the Metro (levels as at 16 July 2012) are full……
                          Capacity              Volume of water      
Kouga                 100 %                  125 910 Ml              *   (104%)
Churchill           100 %                    35 240                   *  (110%)
Impofu                100 %                   105 757                  *   (106%) 
start overflowing last night and is currently running 30mm over         
Loerie                   100 %                       3 026                  *   (104%)
Groendal             100 %                     11 640                  *   (102%)
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Ave daily consumption for July to date = 235 Ml

Note: * Actual Dam %

Jul 13

Road closure and more warnings from NMBM

This is a note from our Councillors of Ward 1 and 2: the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has activated its Joint Operations Centre: 0800 20 5050, since 2pm this afternoon, after more road were closed due to the persistent rain since this morning:
  • Newton Park Third Avenue Dip area
  • Carrington Road in Charlo
  • Seaview Road in the vicinity of Bushy Park
  • Draaifontein/Tembani Road
  • Water Road and Victoria Road are currently being monitored and could be closed at any time

Motorists are warned to use extreme caution and adhere to safe following distances as road surfaces are slippery!

Jul 09

MUNICIPALITY WORKING TO RESTORE WATER SUPPLY FOR HUMEWOOD & WALMER