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Litter crisis

Litter crisis

Minutes of the Emergency strategy meeting on litter crisis in Makhanda/Grahamstown: 17 January 2019 The main issues which were covered are summarised in the following points: · Why has the collection become inefficient? Brian pointed out that many of the trucks are in...

Advice from the Cape Town Water Crisis

Advice from the Cape Town Water Crisis

Advice from Cape Town Water Crisis Please use recycled water from your laundry/shower etc to flush toilets. We are still pouring millions of litres of fresh water down our toilets. If you visit friends, please don't be 'too polite' to say something. The message is...

The water reticulation system

The water reticulation system

In order to help everyone better understand the water reticulation system in Grahamstown/Makhanda and when you are likely to be affected by planned maintenance or water related breaks, we have received the following details pertaining to the water treatment centres...

Road Repairs

Road Repairs

Safety Warning - Craddock Rd Please note the there are road repairs being done just past The Riding Stables. There is little warning as you approach on this bend. Stop/Go was being set up at 07.15am this morning, but no other warning signs about the hazard ahead....

Topographic Map

Topographic Map

For those wondering why our water system has reservoirs at different levels, this map shows why. Elevation differences are more than 100m. Each 10m up a closed water system adds 1 bar of pressure. With only 1 level of reservoir the lowest level’s pressure would be...

Maintenance of Water Filters

Maintenance of Water Filters

Ongoing maintenance of Waainek water works filters appears likely to be completed by next week. In the meantime, use water sparingly as production is below normal. Low pressure is likely to cause valves that rely on pressure to close to bleed so do not report minor...

Water Update

Water Update

WATER UPDATE Ongoing maintenance of Waainek water works filters appears likely to be completed by next week. In the meantime, use water sparingly as production is below normal. Low pressure is likely to cause valves that rely on pressure to close to bleed so do not...

Release air valves being installed on fire hydrants

Release air valves being installed on fire hydrants

Minutes of the Emergency strategy meeting on litter crisis in Makhanda/Grahamstown: 17 January 2019 The main issues which were covered are summarised in the following points: · Why has the collection become inefficient? Brian pointed out that many of the trucks are in...

Water Harvesting

Water Harvesting

Water Harvesting - to help cope with Makana Water Crisis About 150 people attended the presentation on Grey water and Rain water harvesting this morning organised by Grahamstown Residents’ Associationand U3A. We can arrange more talks, or give you contact details for...

Water levels low

Water levels low

Water levels in west-side reservoirs are currently low indicating demand is exceeding supply. If you do not ABSOLUTELY need to make use of water, please hold off as long as you can so the system can top up. Please share widely.

Report on Water Meeting

Report on Water Meeting

Report-back on Monday water meeting in City Hall – GRA, Festival, University, national CoGTA and Water and Sanitation departments represented as well as SANCO SANDF, GBF and Grocotts (see also their report). University can operate if 10Mlitre/day can be guaranteed...

Slow water flows

Slow water flows

Current slow water flows in some areas are because Waainek treatment plant requires maintenance to filters, cutting flow to the west side about 50%. There should be a significant improvement by the end of the week but in the meantime, if you do have water, use it...

Water Outage

Water Outage

Good day residents, the following message is from the municipality: !!!.Water outage/shortage Warning!!!Due to essential maintenance required at Botha's Hill reservoir, citizens are advised to make provision for Thursday 17/01/19 between 08:00- 16:00...The following...

Water Update

Water Update

16 January 2019 WATER UPDATE We are having a water treatment production problem on the Waainek side as only three out of the six filters are operational. Hence the areas supplied from the Intermediate and low level have received water intermittently. Two of the three...

Pipe leaks

Pipe leaks

Good Morning, Makana's plumbers and MBB informed us that the repairs of the two leaking pipes near Worcester Mews were completed around 5am this morning. Water has been opened, however, the system needs to get full in order for all affected areas to have water.

Meeting on Water Usage

Meeting on Water Usage

It is very likely that we will all face serious water disruption within the next few months, it could start in a few weeks. To help preserve water and make your life easier there are things you can do. THURSDAY 17th January at 11am - at Grahamstown Bowling Club The...

Water Outage

Water Outage

Water Outage - Low lying areas of Grahamstown MBB Engineers report that there is a burst pipe near Worcester Mews. The low level reservoir has been closed. Makana plumbers are working on this. At the moment there is no update how long the water outage will last.

Low Reservoir

Low Reservoir

14 January 2019 Good morning. The Low reservoir is very low hence the water outages in many areas. Also there is a burst pipe near Worcester Mews resulting to Low Level outlet to be closed for the pipe repairs. Makana plumbers are currently attending to it. Apologies...

Water Update

Water Update

WATER UPDATE (Source: Grocott's): A water crisis meeting led by Makana Municipality with presentation by consultants MBB has just ended. Grocott's Mail will report more on problems and plans meanwhile the good news directly from Makana Acting Water Manager is that...

Bad news regarding water

Bad news regarding water

BAD NEWS REGARDING THE WATER (Source: Makana Communications Office): Plumbers have identified another leak underneath the existing one at Worcester Mews. Hence it will take longer to repair. UPDATE: Here you can see the Makana plumbers working on it right now.FURTHER...