WATER CRISIS

The use of water has been restricted. Please see the posts below to stay informed of this dire situation.
Water News

Water News

Please keep using water sparingly. This afternoon one of the two Waainek dams had dropped very low. Reason: large volumes of water being lost from the fracture in the main supply pipe (already reported on earlier post). It will probably take a number of...

More about Water in Grahamstown

More about Water in Grahamstown

More about Water - affects all of west Grahamstown Major leak discovered on pipe from Howieson Poort to Waainek. Makana awaiting parts to make repair. This means less water to Waainek so Makana are topping up High, Intermediate and Low reservoirs in turn...

Water Update

Water Update

Water Update 04 JUN 18 Infrastructure Director Dali Mlenzana told Grocott’s Mail today that advice to boil water remains.

Water Problem

Water Problem

Practical problem GRA have been chasing Makana Water Manager regarding a communal water tap in Tantyi. With the tap missing, water pours out at pressure, flooding the area and wasting 1000s of litres. Makana responded quickly to explain that the head of...

Burst Pipe

Burst Pipe

There is a massive water flow at Albert Street, it seems to be coming down all the way from the upper portion of Victoria Road. I saw it while on the taxi yesterday and this morning on my way to work there were no Makana workers in the area. I hope it is...

Water Update

Water Update

Latest on Municipal Water from Makana Residents should continue to boil water (vigorously boil for 3 minutes) before drinking, as it will take some days before the system is clean and running to the required standard, and longer before laboratory test...

Water Update

Water Update

Status of water supply on the Western side: The work which was planned to be done yesterday during the shutdown was completed yesterday afternoon. All reservoirs are above 70%. The plumbing teams are flushing high areas and ensuring proper distribution of...

Water Update

Water Update

Water Update 13May18 Despite the regular wastage through leaks, the situation with water is serious, but stable. Thanks to Sharon McGillewie, we were able to take more aerial photos recently which show the state of all our dams (see pics for description)....

Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Tighter Water Restrictions for Makana and more cash to fix roads At the Special Council Meeting on Weds 28th Feb there were 4 significant items: 1. Budget adjustment statement: R6 Million has been found for road repairs in Grahamstown. There are also some...

Water Update

Water Update

As reported in Grocott's Mail Makana estimate that we have132 days water in our dams. Settlers is estimated at 19% and Howieson at about 80%. These are estimates because the metering is not working reliably. On Tuesday Carte Blanche were in Grahamstown...

Pipes Leaking

Pipes Leaking

These pictures were sent by one of our members reporting a leak in Coles Lane. Apparently the leak started last year and has been reported a couple of times with no luck. However I am happy to say that the member sent a message confirming that the leak has...

Water Update

Water Update

Water Update 7pm Weds 20Dec Makana plumbers are still working at African St at the Milner Rd junction next to SPAR. They are hopeful that the replacement of the faulty valve will be completed within next hour or so. Water will then be restored. Pics show...

Water Update

Water Update

Water Update - with a difference (Tuesday 12th Dec). Howieson (68%) 100% Settlers (0.5%) 18% The measurements in brackets are the readings from the gauges which require recalibrating. Howieson is still full, almost 100% but no longer overflowing to...

Municipal Notice

Municipal Notice

WATER DISRUPTION NOTICE Date: 24 November 2017 This notice serves to inform all residents about the water disruptions due to maintenance to be done at James Kleynhans Water Treatment Works the Eastern side of Grahamstown. BACKGROUND Eskom as the power...