Water, Infrastructure & Maintenance
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KOSRA is well aware of the on-going and ever-escalating water crisis as a result of Amatola Water being unable to supply water adequately.
Current water levels in the reservoirs are below 20% and there major problems at the RO plants and Diaz boreholes.
We are pleased to report that a meeting was held on 18 February 2021 with senior officials of Ndlambe regarding possible alternative solutions to the Kenton sand dune
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.
Since last year, KOSRA has written several letters to SANRAL (The South African Roads Agency Limited), expressing concern at the dangerous situation and the number of accidents and fatalities on the R72 in the Kenton/Boesmans/Marselle area.
KOSRA wrote to the consulting engineer employed by the Eastern Cape Provincial Roads Department, expressing concern about the bush and grass encroaching on the roadway on the R343 between Kenton and Salem.
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.
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