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That is a fairly large part of the city - and a still larger part remains without electricity since the Ditchling sub-station tripped again. It has tripped regularly for the past couple of weeks, rendering almost half of PE without power for hours and hours on end.
I posted in the Frogfoot PE thread about the situation around Ditchling, but the condensed version is that the SF6 circuit breakers are old and need to be replaced and will be done throughout the next three months. That should, in theory, sort out the issue with Ditchling that keeps on tripping.

We have some water in Westering now, but I'm unsure about other areas that may still be affected.

Slowly but surely it feels like the Metro is falling apart.
 

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I posted in the Frogfoot PE thread about the situation around Ditchling, but the condensed version is that the SF6 circuit breakers are old and need to be replaced and will be done throughout the next three months. That should, in theory, sort out the issue with Ditchling that keeps on tripping.

We have some water in Westering now, but I'm unsure about other areas that may still be affected.

Slowly but surely it feels like the Metro is falling apart.
Those that are in power have more imporkant matters to attend to than fulfilling their obligations to the public.
 

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Those that are in power have more imporkant matters to attend to than fulfilling their obligations to the public.
So don't vote for the DA? :unsure:

Slowly but surely it feels like the Metro is falling apart.
Well it is - did you read the letter from the mayor?

The 66kV circuit breakers were installed in 1995. The circuit breakers are Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6) breakers, which have a lifespan of 20-25 years. The trend of current failures means these circuit breakers have reached the end of their useful lifespan.
Sound like they're due to be replaced?
 

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I posted in the Frogfoot PE thread about the situation around Ditchling, but the condensed version is that the SF6 circuit breakers are old and need to be replaced and will be done throughout the next three months. That should, in theory, sort out the issue with Ditchling that keeps on tripping.

We have some water in Westering now, but I'm unsure about other areas that may still be affected.

Slowly but surely it feels like the Metro is falling apart.
Baywest and surrounds (and all the high-lying areas) still have none - and I see that some take-aways have been closed due to a lack of water. Apparently they have been without since Wednesday, the 2nd already!
 

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Baywest and surrounds (and all the high-lying areas) still have none - and I see that some take-aways have been closed due to a lack of water. Apparently they have been without since Wednesday, the 2nd already!
The KFC at Baywest was closed Mon-Wed this week because they didn't have water.
 

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That roof would make an excellent catchment area, but alas. Same at the new Makro.
Both BW and the new Makro harvest rainwater extensively.

There is a possibility the KFC outage was a plumbing issue.
 

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Both BW and the new Makro harvest rainwater extensively.

There is a possibility the KFC outage was a plumbing issue.
Nope, tried ordering coffee at Rocomamas this afternoon - also without water since Wednesday. The glasses they provided with the (bottled) Coke we ordered were super clean, but if they were serving their meals on crockery I would've upped and left.

Can't imagine how other eateries were coping, though.
 

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Well it is - did you read the letter from the mayor?


Sound like they're due to be replaced?
I think the equipment was probably meant to be replaced a good few years ago, but the funds weren't there or were misappropriated or diverted elsewhere. I know change doesn't happen overnight, but we have been really getting beat down with issues lately - verges and parks not being kept clean, power failures and outages, lack of water pressure (and water levels overall), strikes and protest action, you name it...
 

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Political grandstanding is not going to bring water:
Can't really blame them for making hay while the sun shines, it's about all they can do and the DA lead coalition is surviving by a thread.

We're in this mess largely because the previous major and his team didn't take it seriously and didn't utilise the resources they were allocated.
 

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Can't really blame them for making hay while the sun shines, it's about all they can do and the DA lead coalition is surviving by a thread.

We're in this mess largely because the previous major and his team didn't take it seriously and didn't utilise the resources they were allocated.
Sad part is, they won't give a hoot and use this to further their own agendas.
 

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Groendal11 638 Megalitres3 080 Megalitres26.47 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres1 165 Megalitres38.5 %
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According to the Herald the municipality has finally started being proactive when it comes to people consuming over the allowed 15KL per month:

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has started installing water-flow restrictor discs in the homes of high water users.

The metro has identified 30,000 high water users, who have already been served with notices to reduce their water consumption.
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The restrictor discs reduce the water pressure in the homes of residents who use more than 50I a person a day, 500I a household a day or 15 kilolitres a month.

https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2021-06-10-metro-begins-throttling-supply-of-water-wasters/
It's paywalled but you can read it via their facebook page.
 

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Impofu105 757 Megalitres15 933 Megalitres15.07 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres3 059 Megalitres26.28 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres1 182 Megalitres39.06 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres32 953 Megalitres11.70 %

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Impofu105 757 Megalitres15 917 Megalitres15.05 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres3 059 Megalitres26.28 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres1 179 Megalitres38.69 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres32 869 Megalitres11.67 %
 
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