Kouga soek ondergrond vir water

2017-11-30 06:00

KOUGA-munisipaliteit het ekstra boorgate begin sink ten midde die voortslepende droogte.

Volgens burgemeester Elza van Lingen het die munisipaliteit die diensverskaffer Aurecon aangestel om vir water te boor by Jeffreysbaai, Humansdorp, Oesterbaai, Hankey en Patensie.

“Ons mik daarna om 18 nuwe boorgate te sink, maar dit hang af van hoe diep ons moet boor vir die water.”

Die Kouga-raad het in Augustus ’n droogte-noodplan goedgekeur wat, onder meer, die sink van boorgate insluit.

Van Lingen sê daar is by Oesterbaai met die sink van boorgate begin omdat die water tekort daar die ernstigste is.

Sy het voorts gevra dat inwoners volhou met hul pogings om water te bespaar.

“Die watersituasie is krities en, met die so-mer en vakansie wat voorlê, is dit nou belangriker as ooit dat ons saamstaan om water te bespaar.

“Ons wil ook baie dankie sê aan almal vir die water wat hulle reeds bespaar het.”

Kouga drills for water as drought prevails

KOUGA Municipality has started drilling for water as drought conditions in the area prevail.

Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the municipality had appointed service provider Aurecon to drill for water at Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, Oyster Bay, Hankey and Patensie.

“Our aim is to establish18 new boreholes, but the final number will depend on how deep we need to go before we strike water,” she explained.

The drilling of boreholes forms part of the municipality’s drought emergency action plan, as approved by Council in August.

Van Lingen said Oyster Bay had been prioritised for the first borehole as the town’s water supply levels were the lowest.

She cautioned that despite additional boreholes being drilled, water restrictions remained firmly in place.

“We still have a long way to go and forecasts indicate that the drought is far from over.

“We are grateful to all residents and businesses for taking the ‘save water’ message to heart and would like to appeal to everyone to continue with their efforts.”

IKouga iyomba ikhangela amanzi ngalembalela

UMASIPALA waseKouga sele eqalile ukomba ekhangela amanzi nanjengoko imbalela igquba kule ngingqi.

USodolophu uElza van Lingen uthe umasipala uqeshe umnikezeli-zinkonzo uAurecon ukuze ombe eJeffreys Bay, eHumansdorp, eOyster Bay, eHankey nasePatensie.

“Injongo yethu kukuvula imingxuma yamanzi omhlaba eli-18, kodwa inani eliqinisekileyo lakuxhomekeka kukuba kufuneka sombe nzulu kangakanani phambi kokuba sifike emanzini,” utsho ecacisa.

Ukombiwa kwemingxuma yamanzi omhlaba kuyinxalenye yesicwangciso semeko kaxakeka sembalela sikamasipala, nesiphunyezwe liBhunga ngoAugust.

UVan Lingen uthe iOyster Bay yiyo ebekelwe phambili apho kuzakuvulwa khona umngxuma wamanzi omhlaba njengoko iyeyona inamanzi anqongopheleyo.

Uye wakhupha isilumkiso sokuba nakubeni eminye imingxuma yamanzi isombiwa, imiqathango yokonga ime imi.

“Sisenendlela ende ngaphambili kwaye uqikelelo lubonakalisa ukuba kusekude ukuba le mbalela idlule.

“Siyavuya kuba abahlali kwakunye namashishini awuthathele ingqalelo umyalezo ka-“yonga amanzi”, kwaye sithanda ukukhuthaza wonke ubani ukuba siqhube ngezi nzame.”

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