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Kimberley Water Supply UPDATES – March 2024

UPDATE: 22 March 2024 – 16:31

The Sol Plaatje Municipality calls on all residents to store enough water for critical use with immediate effect. We are experiencing excessive water losses from a leaking gasket at Mid-station near Roodepan which might plunge us into an emergency shutdown and disrupt the Planned Water Supply Interruption set for Thursday 04 April to Monday 08 April 2024.

The gasket on the 900mm diameter butterfly valve has been leaking since mid-December 2023. The leak has worsened owing to the gasket having been eroded by the high pressure of water gushing out through it.

Residents efforts in immediately storing water will be two-fold; provide reserve supply in .se of an emergency and alleviate a high water demand during the duration of the planned interruption.

Call For Residents To Use Water Sparingly
Residents are encouraged to conserve water and should at all costs avoid filling swimming pools, washing vehicles with hosepipes and irrigate gardens with sprinkler systems and hosepipes.

Our Plan
We remain confident that our current Emergency Phase intervention plan to address the ageing infrastructure and maintenance backlogs on our bulk water supply infrastructure through the National Treasury’s Budget Facility for Infrastructure (BFI) grant, will result in the end of the Nightly Water Supply Interruptions.

MEC Roads and Public Works inspection of Major Leak Sites
The Sol Plaatje Municipality is also encouraged by the assessment visits to the sites of the various major leaks by the MEC for Roads and Public Works Fufe Makatong and her departmental team of engineers that occurred this morning.

Our internal and external teams constituted by consulting engineers and contractors provided insights into the scope of work to be undertaken for each site and other related Information.

Update To The Public And Media
With our focus still set on the Planned Water Supply Interruption, albeit the current excessive water losses at Mid-station and the threat of a possible emergency interruption, a Public Notice update will be issued on Tuesday, 26 March 2024 and with a Media Briefing also being held on the same day.//END

Issued By: Thabo Mothibi
Communications Manager – Sol Plaatje Municipality
Email: tmothibi@solplaatje.org.za
Tel: 053 830 6684

 

UPDATE: 16 March 2024 – 09:30

DAYTIME WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION – 12H00 TO 17H00 – SATURDAY 16 & SUNDAY 17 MARCH 2024

》Sol Plaatje Municipality wishes to inform residents of the Daytime Water Supply Interruption of this weekend as per above schedule.

》It is being effected to enhance storage capacity at the Newton Reservoirs in an effort to stabilise supply for much of the working week.

》In addition to the leaks on the bulk pipeline that are affecting supply, we also experienced a technical glitch with one of the pumps having tripped at the Newton Reservoirs earlier this morning. Pumping has resumed.

》 Please do let know that the Nightly Water Supply Interruption – 20h00 to 05h00 – remains in force.

Kind Regards,

Thabo Mothibi
Communications Unit
Sol Plaatje Municipality

UPDATE: 16 March 2024 – 09:00

According to Sol Plaatje Call Centre, there is insufficient water levels at the Newton Reservoir and is therefore switched off. No reason was supplied with regards to why the water levels will be low despite the nightly water shutdown.
They are aware of the problem and are pumping from Riverton to increase the water levels.
Info via Social Media.

UPDATE: 9 March 2024 – 08:00

DAYTIME WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION – 12H00-17H00, SATURDAY 09 TO SUNDAY 10 MARCH 2024

》Sol Plaatje Municipality wishes to inform residents of the Daytime Water Supply Interruption of this weekend; today and tomorrow; 12h00 to 17h00.

》It is being effected to enhance storage capacity at the Newton Reservoirs in an effort to stabilise supply for much of the working week.

》 Please do let know that the Nightly Water Supply Interruption – 20h00 to 05h00 – remains in force.

Kind Regards,

Thabo Mothibi
Communications Unit
Sol Plaatje Municipality

UPDATE: 3 March 2024 – 08:30

DAYTIME WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION – 12H00-17H00, SUNDAY 03 MARCH 2024

》Sol Plaatje Municipality wishes to remind residents of the Daytime Water Supply Interruption implemented yesterday and to remain in effect today between the hours 12h00 to 17h00.

This, in an effort to enhance storage capacity at the Newton Reservoirs to meet supply demand for the working week.

》 The Nightly Water Supply Interruption – 20h00 to 05h00 – remains in force.

Kind Regards,

Thabo Mothibi
Communications Unit
Sol Plaatje Municipality

UPDATE: 2 March 2024 – 10:00

DAYTIME WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION SAT 02 & 03 SUN MARCH 2024

》Sol Plaatje Municipality will once again implement a daytime water supply interruption for today and tomorrow in its efforts of enhancing storage capacity at the Newton Reservoirs to meet supply demand for the working week.

》 The Nightly Water Supply Interruption – 20h00 to 05h00 – remains in force.

Kind Regards,

Thabo Mothibi
Communications Unit
Sol Plaatje Municipality

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