WATER SCHEDULE AND SCHOOL WATER AUDIT

wATER SCHEDULE

There is no change in the water situation at present. In order to build up water capacity in the various reservoirs, a water-schedule will be introduced effective immediately to ensure that there is a more even distribution of water. Please note that before water is opened to various areas, the fire hydrants will be opened in those areas to bleed the pipes. The hydrants will be opened as slowly as possible to minimize water loss, but this procedure has to take place to avoid burst pipes. Residents are welcome to collect water at the various hydrants. The schedule for this week, effective from 14:00 today is as follows:

Friday, 17 January

14:00 – Water to Station Hill, the East Bank, and Marina will be shut down. This is to build up capacity for the West Bank.

Saturday, 18 January

6:00 – 18:00 – Water will be open to the West Bank. At 18:00 water will be closed to the West Bank to build up capacity for the East Bank

Sunday, 19 January

6:00 – 12:00 – Water will be open to Station Hill and the Marina. After 12:00 the water will be closed to build up capacity for the East Bank

Monday, 20 January

6:00 – 12:00 – Water will be open to the East Bank, and then closed to build up capacity for the West bank

Tuesday, 21 January

6:00 – 18:00 – Water will be open to the West Bank, then closed to build up capacity for Station Hill and the Marina

Wednesday, 22 January

6:00 – 12:00 – Water will be open to Station Hill and the Marina. Closed at 12:00 to build capacity for the East Bank

Thursday, 23 January

6:00 – 12:00 – Water will be open to the East Bank, then closed to build up capacity for the West Bank

Friday, 24 January

6:00 – 18:00 – Water will be open for the West Bank.

At the end of the week, a new schedule will be drawn up, based on the results of the above water schedule.

 

SCHOOLS WATER AUDIT

Ndlambe Municipality has carried out a water audit of all schools in the Port Alfred / Bathurst area.

The three schools in Bathurst, Velile High, Qhayiya Primary and Bathurst Primary, are situated in the lower-lying areas and have a constant supply of municipal water. All three schools have back up rainwater tanks.

The four schools in Nemato, Kuyasa High, Nomzamo Primary, Dambuza Primary, and Mtyobo Primary, are all in the high lying areas and currently have no supply of municipal water.   All of these schools have back up water tanks and Ndlambe Municipality is assisting by delivering water to the schools.

Station Hill School currently has a supply of municipal water.

In Port Alfred, Port Alfred High has no supply of municipal water, however, they do have back up tanks and the municipality is assisting by delivering extra water.   Kowie Foundation School currently has a supply of municipal water and back up tanks.   El Shaddai is on borehole water and has back up tanks.

Whilst all schools have back up rainwater tanks that are full, It was noted that some schools have tanks that are not connected. The principals of these schools have been requested to urgently rectify the situation so that when municipal water is delivered these tanks can be used. The municipality is in regular contact with schools in the area to monitor the situation.

Press release supplied by Sunshine Coast Tourism

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