22 February 2019
MBB and Amatola Water visited both plants and had a meeting with EPP to asses the water works and the pump stations.
Howiesons Poort Water Treatment Plant
The Howiesons Poort (HP) drying process is going well and there is a possibility that the HP pumping station might be in operation later today depending on the damage that was caused by the water. We will keep you updated on further developments.
James Klynhans Water Treatment Plant
It is only possible to pump with one pump at the James Klynhans (JK) Water Treatment Works while controls and valves are being replaced at the water works and while two filters are off-line. Consequently JK is only delivering half of its capacity probably until next week Friday. We will keep you updated on further developments.
There are some water reserves in the lay dams at the Waainek Water Treatment Works that are being used to supply water to the Western side while work continues at HP. Residents are therefore requested to use water sparingly – 25l/per day to a maximum of 4 people per household.
Residents are also urged not to connect water tanks to municipal supply, except for one tank to the maximum capacity of 2500 litres.
Issued by the Makana Communications Office.