NMBM fears that day zero has arrived

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I've got a smaller 2500l tank that is currently not connected to the main rainwater tanks. I'm thinking a small pump like this might be sufficient to top up the bigger thanks.

 

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I think we are at about 40% pressure. Have to keep the geyser off too in case that gets damaged.
*looks at old geyser with cistern* :)

I have a practically brand-new HP geyser that I'm loathe to install because of the issues that I will have, low water pressure being one.
 

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I think we are at about 40% pressure. Have to keep the geyser off too in case that gets damaged.
I'm sure a lot of elements are going to have to be replaced this week.

Went to builders to see if they had a suitable small pump but I didn't see anything I liked.
 

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Published: 01 Aug 2021

URGENT UPDATE!!

UPDATE ON CHURCHILL MAITLAND REPAIRS

The system and reservoirs are filling up, but most affected areas continue to have low-pressure water supplies, particularly in high-lying areas.

This will improve throughout the night.

Our maintenance teams are still looking into areas where people are complaining about intermittent water outages.

We urge all residents to continue to use water wisely.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.


Hopefully everyone woke with running water this morning?
 

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We don't seem to have been affected by the repairs at all, but I would imagine the folks higher up in town might have some issues.

At what point do we start asking them to scrap everything and start over? The way it's going, I don't think there is much working infrastructure left.
 

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DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres5 124 Megalitres4.07 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres5 138 Megalitres14.58 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres15 704 Megalitres14.85 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 686 Megalitres23.08 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres804 Megalitres26.57 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres29 456 Megalitres10.46 %

Last updated: August 02, 2021

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres5 380 Megalitres4.027 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres5 057 Megalitres14.35 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres15 851 Megalitres14.99 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 667 Megalitres22.92 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres763 Megalitres25.21 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres29 718 Megalitres10.55 %
 

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We don't seem to have been affected by the repairs at all, but I would imagine the folks higher up in town might have some issues.

At what point do we start asking them to scrap everything and start over? The way it's going, I don't think there is much working infrastructure left.
Knowing this municipality they probably want to wait until the dams are empty.

Picked up my small pump today - time to do some balancing.
 

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Knowing this municipality they probably want to wait until the dams are empty.

Picked up my small pump today - time to do some balancing.
They'll raise our water rates again. Remember: The DA isn't punishing those of us who are towing the line and staying under 12Kl/month. Only those 30000 households/businesses going way over it.
Except they really ARE punishing the law abiding citizens in PLZ.
 

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Last updated: August 02, 2021

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres5 380 Megalitres4.027 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres5 057 Megalitres14.35 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres15 851 Megalitres14.99 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 667 Megalitres22.92 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres763 Megalitres25.21 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres29 718 Megalitres10.55 %

Last updated: August 03, 2021

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres5 380 Megalitres4.27 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres5 057 Megalitres14.35 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres15 851 Megalitres14.99 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 667 Megalitres22.92 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres763 Megalitres25.21 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres29 718 Megalitres10.55 %
 

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They'll raise our water rates again. Remember: The DA isn't punishing those of us who are towing the line and staying under 12Kl/month. Only those 30000 households/businesses going way over it.
Except they really ARE punishing the law abiding citizens in PLZ.
Of course - that's the only trick they have. Thing is water is inexpensive - my monthly bill is around R170.

Start charging more and people might think twice about topping off their pool or watering the lawn in the rain.

What I need next is a meter for my tanks.
 

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Of course - that's the only trick they have. Thing is water is inexpensive - my monthly bill is around R170.

Start charging more and people might think twice about topping off their pool or watering the lawn in the rain.

What I need next is a meter for my tanks.
I have 2 pipes leading into my pool. I have used the hose pipe twice since this drought started in 2016 (or was it 2015) as the water dropped below the weir by a half a mosaic. Ever since I ran those 2 pipes from our gutters into the pool I've never done that again (and that was 3 months into the start of the drought).
My worst, due to a leak, was 13Kl. Best was 5Kl during a December, and I average around 8Kl/month for the most part.
Yet I, and many others, are lumped into the same bracket cost-wise as those people who don't give a crap about this drouhgt, water shortage, or screwing the person next door by being unscrupulous.
 

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Last updated: August 03, 2021

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres5 380 Megalitres4.27 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres5 057 Megalitres14.35 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres15 851 Megalitres14.99 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 667 Megalitres22.92 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres763 Megalitres25.21 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres29 718 Megalitres10.55 %
Good to see levels going back up.
 

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I have 2 pipes leading into my pool. I have used the hose pipe twice since this drought started in 2016 (or was it 2015) as the water dropped below the weir by a half a mosaic. Ever since I ran those 2 pipes from our gutters into the pool I've never done that again (and that was 3 months into the start of the drought).
My worst, due to a leak, was 13Kl. Best was 5Kl during a December, and I average around 8Kl/month for the most part.
Yet I, and many others, are lumped into the same bracket cost-wise as those people who don't give a crap about this drouhgt, water shortage, or screwing the person next door by being unscrupulous.
I recall when cpt was in the midst of their crisis and people were justifying their using water to service their pools and lawns by saying they were paying for it - they could do what they liked.

My FIL has a massive pool and redirects a number of drain pipes to try and top it up but it's never enough. I know he buys water from a service on a regular basis.
Good to see levels going back up.
No increase between yesterday and today unfortunately. There was a mathematical error on yesterdays Kouga.
 

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I have 2 pipes leading into my pool. I have used the hose pipe twice since this drought started in 2016 (or was it 2015) as the water dropped below the weir by a half a mosaic. Ever since I ran those 2 pipes from our gutters into the pool I've never done that again (and that was 3 months into the start of the drought).
My worst, due to a leak, was 13Kl. Best was 5Kl during a December, and I average around 8Kl/month for the most part.
Yet I, and many others, are lumped into the same bracket cost-wise as those people who don't give a crap about this drouhgt, water shortage, or screwing the person next door by being unscrupulous.

I've considered doing this. However my house sits below the pool. Although the roof / gutters don't; so it would be tricky to get water to flow into the pool from them.
 

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I've considered doing this. However my house sits below the pool. Although the roof / gutters don't; so it would be tricky to get water to flow into the pool from them.
It really works like a charm. Luckily in winter the sun isn't strong enough to do much damage to the water levels. And at times I have also had to redirect the pipes into the garden in case the pool overflows. And it sits above the house by about 30cm so it would run straight in if it was worst case scenario.
But I haven't used a hosepipe in over 5 years to fill that.
Tanks for the back garden and bath water for the front garden.
 

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They'll raise our water rates again. Remember: The DA isn't punishing those of us who are towing the line and staying under 12Kl/month. Only those 30000 households/businesses going way over it.
Except they really ARE punishing the law abiding citizens in PLZ.
The DA has always been like that, this is why I would never vote for them. They think the pockets of the rate payers is theirs to use on social programs that benefit those that don`t pay rates, aka sosialism. The DA mis-thinks that it is the social responsibility of the haves to open their wallets so to be spent on poor people as they the DA sees fit.
 

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The DA has always been like that, this is why I would never vote for them. They think the pockets of the rate payers is theirs to use on social programs that benefit those that don`t pay rates, aka sosialism. The DA mis-thinks that it is the social responsibility of the haves to open their wallets so to be spent on poor people as they the DA sees fit.
As stated by the DA mayor in 2016: The haves will pay for the have-nots. Boom! Massive increase in rates.
 

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At what point do people realize that this problem is not going away and will continue to get worse. The Cape was lucky and got a break, but withing 10 years it is likely that the Cape will also run out of water.
 
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