Water supply update

by | Apr 25, 2019 | Blog, Chamber of Business, Water

Wow, have we had good rains in the past week, over a 100mm! All your storage tanks should be full by now.  Plus we also had water on the Eskom upgrade day last Wednesday. What a great way to start autumn!

Meetings with Amatola and Ndlambe continue but as they can sometimes be clouded in officialdom and doublespeak it was decided to set up a technical committee to cut to the chase!

The first of the technical meetings took place on Wednesday 24 April. It was attended by technical representatives from Amatola, Ndlambe, KOSRA (Redmond Taggart) and the Kenton Business Forum (Justin Wilmot). Also present was a ‘water consultant’ jointly briefed by KOSRA and KBF.

The meeting was a very positive step forward. Many ‘challenges’ were identified and sound technical solutions put forward to rectify those problems.

It is a little early to go into too much detail but please be assured that the short-term aim is to ensure that there will be NO water crisis during the next festive season.

In addition to technical solutions it was agreed that water restrictions must be implemented to reduce water usage. The installation of smart meters and other methods, similar to those used in Cape Town, are being considered.

Whilst we don’t believe that, at present, we have a Cape Town type shortage we do ALL need to be more conservative in our water usage.

It better to have a reliable, limited water supply then no water supply at all.



Recent articles

Donations appeal

All ratepayers should by now be aware KOSRA has changed its approach to representing the Kenton ratepayers by having free membership but at the same time expanding our functions to actively assist in areas where critical services are not being provided by others, and...

Road maintenance planning

At the recent KOSRA AGM there was general agreement that ratepayers should become involved in funding and carrying out road maintenance in Kenton-on-Sea. KOSRA have collected a substantial amount of data on the roads in the town as well as their condition and are...

The KOSRA revolution

Dear Kenton-on-Sea ratepayers, We have some fantastic news to share with you! Following feedback from the AGM, KOSRA is going through a revolution: KOSRA membership is now free for all residents/ratepayers and all Ratepayers are automatically members of KOSRA. KOSRA...

Nuisance by-law

Hi Community Over this busy season please be aware of the Nuisance by-law. Apologies for the poor English but that’s how it’s written: CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO PUBLIC NUISANCES 3. Behaviour and conduct (1) No person may – (a) do work on or use any...

KOSRA Town Planning Policy

The principles adopted by KOSRA to the numerous town-planning, building and architectural matters that present themselves within Kenton-on-Sea are as follows: KOSRA is not a decision-making body but is required by Ndlambe Municipality to comment on applications for...

Maintenance and building updates

As the year comes to a close, so does the long list of repairs following the stormy weather. Middle Beach repair will be 99% completed today. Removed a massive amount of sand ensuring a larger parking area Kariega slipway repaired and Estuary Care will finish the...

Don't miss out!

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates.

It's free! Click here and subscribe now.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Share This