POTENTIAL WATER CRISIS GEORGE – URGENT CALL TO USE WATER FOR ESSENTIALS ONLY
George Municipality makes an urgent appeal to all residents of George and surrounding areas to use water for essentials only, following the major raw water supply line damage in Genevafontein. The pipe supplies the town’s main water treatment works, which means that water cannot be pumped into the facility’s holding dams at the moment.

It has now been established that the drinking water pipe that runs parallel to the raw water line has also been damaged. The line is the main drinking water supply line to Kraaibosch area, Victoria Bay and Wilderness as well as Thembalethu.

Water is already running extremely low in Thembalethu and roaming water trucks will soon be deployed to Zones 1 to 8. Zone 9 still has water for now but will be monitored and supplied if required. Thank you to Mossel Bay Municipality for assistance with a large water truck to help supply to these areas.

Details of trucks to other areas will be confirmed should it become necessary.

Water reservoirs across the city is running low and the remaining water can only be managed with the cooperation of residents.

In the meantime, the municipality is doing everything it can to repair the lines as quickly as possible.

Civil Engineering teams will be working through the night on repairs to both lines. Priority will be given to the drinking water line. Extreme low pressure water is most likely to be experienced in affected areas – we ask that you use this as a reminder to use water for absolute essentials only.

The municipality will update residents as repairs progress.

 

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20 years ago Herman and his wife Carina, with their 2 daughters moved to George in the beautiful Garden Route region of South Africa. He has a passion for the people of the region and is involved in many humanitarian projects. He is co-owner of the popular Facebook group called Georgiete Staan Saam with a membership of 71 000. He is a connector and an activist for unity and works tirelessly to help all communities in George and the Garden Route to realise that the answer for the political, business and socio-economical problems of the area is to stand together, plan together and working together at a common sustainable goal of alleviating poverty. Herman is the CEO of the Love Garden Route NPC and is one of the founders of the Love George movement. He is the owner and founder of the LoveGeorge News platform and the online radio stations RadioCSA. For 30 years Herman specializes in web development and web design and through his business also offer web-hosting, email-hosting and domain-hosting. As a Pastor he has presented over 40 men's and women's camps where the main focus is to assist and guide Christians in discovering their true calling and then activate them into their true Prophetic and Apostolic calling.