Water restrictions from 10am – 2pm and again from 10pm – 4am. Effective immediately.
In preparation for the busy festive season, we encourage all residents and business owners to purchase and install water storage tanks if they haven’t already done so.
A recent meeting with Amatola revealed that there were 3 main causes for the water problems we experienced over the weekend of 7 June.
You might have heard that Amatola has been put under “Administration”. There is a big spat between Amatola’s CEO Ms Vuyo Zitumane (Ex CEO!) And the Minister of water affairs Lindiwe Sisulu.
At long last, almost four months late, the Amatola RO plant has been completed. The maintenance contractor is still under contract so will be around for another year.
After several meetings with Amatola Water a successful application was made to Eskom for this relief.
Apart from the ongoing water issues that KOSRA reports on regularly, representatives from our committee also attend the Ndlambe Ratepayers Forum (NRF), a federation of all the Ratepayers Associations in Ndlambe.
KOSRA appeals to all non-resident home owners in Kenton to turn off their municipal water supply at the mains when they vacate their houses.
A Joint Operations Committee (JOC) has been established to manage and look for remedial action on the water crises Ndlambe is facing.
Notes from the stakeholder water committee meeting held on 12 December 2019
Amatola upgrade the Reverse Osmosis Plant at Bushman’s River Mouth
As I was receiving mixed messages about the state of the RO Plant, I asked Redmond to arrange a visit for me.
Our area has been subject to water restrictions since December 2017.
If you arrive at your holiday home and find that there is no water please carry out the following checks:
There seems to be a lot of confusion about the water supply in Kenton. Redmond explains!
We thought it right and proper to bring to your attention various issues that may have serious consequences for the forthcoming holiday season.
Interim news on the current water situation!
A Provincial state of disaster in the Province of the Eastern Cape has been declared due to the drought which has affected the Province.
I’m sure you’ll all remember last year’s festive season water crisis in Kenton! What a disaster that was and what a devastating impact it had on our businesses, homes and visitors alike!
Our main reservoirs are virtually 100% full most of the time now. This compares with the reservoirs being just over 20% full in mid-March this year.
On Thursday, June 20, there was another three hour water meeting which was probably the most productive one so far.
Another meeting – another three hours – but that’s not to say three hours down the drain. There are some positive drops in this ocean!
Wow, have we had good rains in the past week, over a 100mm! All your storage tanks should be full by now.
KOSRA committee members have attended many ‘water meetings’ over the past months.
KOSRA, BRRAG and Kenton Chamber of Commerce have been in discussion with Ndlambe Municipality and Amatola regarding the dire water situation during the holiday season.