NMBM fears that day zero has arrived

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Published: 20 Jun 2022 CURRENT

UPDATE ON PLANNED SHUTDOWNS MAY CAUSE WATER DISRUPTIONS IN PARTS OF THE CITY.

The Municipality wishes to inform residents that two shutdowns are planned during this week for the following reservoir zones.

Glendinning Reservoir

1. Meters & Valves (Outlets) – Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Areas that may be affected include:

1. Kensington
2. Millard Grange
3. Mount Croix
4. North End
5. Part of Sydenham
6. Prince Alfred’s Park
7. Part of New Brighton

These areas fall within Wards 5, 7, 15.

Fort Nottingham Reservoir:

1. Meters & Valves (Inlets) - Thursday, June 23, 2022.
2. Meters & Valves (Outlets) - Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Areas that may be affected include:

1. Macleanville
2. Parsons Hill
3. Kensington
4. Millard Grange
5. Prince Alfred’s Park

These areas fall within Wards 5 and 7.

The above planned shutdowns are essential to the integration of groundwater supply into these reservoirs.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to please use water sparingly during this time period.




Published: 20 Jun 2022 CURRENT

PLANNED MAINTENANCE SHUTDOWNS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE CITY

To reduce water losses and extend the lifespan of the City's water infrastructure, planned maintenance will be conducted in the following areas on the specified dates:

- June 21, 2022.
Missionvale – Ward 31

- June 22, 2022.
Barcelona – Ward 32
Kwaford – Ward 14

- June 23, 2022.
Bridgemeade – Ward 12
North Street – Ward 50

- June 24, 2022.
Kini Bay – Ward 40
Fernglen – Wards 6, 9 and 10

- June 25, 2022.
Parsons Vlei 1 & 2 – Ward 12
Despatch Zone 8 – Ward 52

- June 27, 2022.
Sardinia Bay – Ward 1

- June 28, 2022.
Kamma Park – Ward 8
Overbaakens, Circular Drive – Ward 6
Bendore Drive – Wards 39

- July 6, 2022
Chatty / Bloemendal Connection – Wards 29, 40, 42, 43 and 44.

Please be advised that low water pressure or water interruptions may occur in the aforementioned areas during the scheduled maintenance periods.

We urge residents to conserve water and refrain from stockpiling.
 

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Last updated: June 20, 2022

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres16 090 Megalitres12.78 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres3 015 Megalitres8.56 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres10 722 Megalitres10.14 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 484 Megalitres21.34 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres1 284 Megalitres42.43 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres33 595 Megalitres11.93 %

Last updated: June 21, 2022

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres16 138 Megalitres12.82 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres2 975 Megalitres8.44 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres10 863 Megalitres10.27 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 484 Megalitres21.34 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres1 249 Megalitres41.28 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres33 709 Megalitres11.97 %
 

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Published: 22 Jun 2022 CURRENT
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN REQUIRED FOR SCHOENMAKERSKOP PUMP STATION & CHURCHILL PIPELINE.

An emergency shutdown is required for both Schoenmakerskop Pump Station and the Churchill pipeline to carry out critical leak repairs.

This shutdown is anticipated to last for 12 hours. Residents are urged to use water for essential purposes only to prolong the availability of water supply.

Areas that may be affected should storage deplete includes:

1. Parts of Walmer
2. Walmer Township
3. Walmer Downs
4. Walmer Heights
5. Mangold Park
6. Parts of Walmer
7. Glen Hurd
8. Mangold Park
9. Glendinningvale
10. Pari Park, Gelndore Road
11. Perridgevale
12. Adcockvale
13. Newton Park
14. Parsonshill
15. Greenacres
16. Greenacres Hospital
17. St Georges Hospital
18. Parts of Cotsworld
19. Richmond Hill
20. Parts of Schauderville
21. Linkside
22. Mill Park
23. Parts of Central
24. Mount Croix
25. Perridgevale
26. Deal Party
27. North End
28. Sydenham
29. Central

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.
 

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Last updated: June 21, 2022

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres16 138 Megalitres12.82 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres2 975 Megalitres8.44 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres10 863 Megalitres10.27 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 484 Megalitres21.34 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres1 249 Megalitres41.28 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres33 709 Megalitres11.97 %

Last updated: June 23, 2022

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres16 233 Megalitres12.89 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres2 921 Megalitres8.29 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres10 863 Megalitres10.27 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 484 Megalitres21.34 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres1 199 Megalitres39.62 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres33 700 Megalitres11.97 %
 

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Published: 22 Jun 2022 CURRENT



FAKE NEWS REGARDING WATER OUTAGES

The municipality wishes to inform residents that fake messages regarding total water outages in the Metro tomorrow have gone viral on social media.

These messages are not true. We condemn the spread of fake news.

All our reservoirs have enough water and apart from Impofu, all other treatment plants are running.

Residents are encouraged to use water sparingly and not stockpile water, as this puts an additional strain on the supply system.
 

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WATER SUPPLY FROM CHURCHILL DAM TO BE REDUCED AND COMMUNAL WATER COLLECTION POINTS TO BE ACTIVATED

June 23, 2022

NMB Council's Multi-Party-Political Oversight Committee met earlier today to receive a report from the Intervention Team appointed by the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Honourable Senzo Mchunu.

The report covered a range of issues related to the current and persistent drought and water crisis in Nelson Mandela Bay, all together aimed at averting dry taps.

The primary focus is on addressing the unrelenting consumption trend, currently at 60 ml/d over the target of 230 ml/d.

Currently, the Metro is not extracting water from the Impofu dam because the barge is being relocated. Once the barge is ready, the Impofu dam will begin yielding 30 ml/d once again.

Over the past week, Churchill dam has been carrying most of Impofu dam's shortfall and is now also seriously depleted.

Chairperson of the Amatola Water Board and leader of the Intervention Team, Pam Yako recommended to the committee that Churchill dam's supply be cut immediately to reduce consumption and prevent dam failure due to over extraction.

The recommendation, which was not opposed by the political parties present, will see extraction from Churchill dam reduced from 60 ml/d to 25 ml/d.

By reducing consumption, it is anticipated that the Churchill dam will be able to last for another 5 days, otherwise it will run dry by 28 June 2022.

This will have an impact on the southern and western suburbs of Nelson Mandela Bay, including parts of New Brighton and Kwazakhele.

Residents in these areas will experience intermittent water supply as a result of the reduced extraction.

The Metro will supplement water supply in these areas with standpipe collection points, rainwater tanks, and water tankers.

Initially 9 of the 24 communal water collection points will be activated to operate 24hrs a day.

These measures will go into effect on Saturday, June 25th, and are expected to last for at least seven days.

In the interim, the Metro is increasing the citywide installation of water demand control systems and users are encouraged to cut their water consumption to below 50 liters per person per day.

More information on exact locations and availability of these augmentation supplies will be published shortly on all municipal communication platforms.

UPDATE ON WATER LEAKS

About 1309 water leaks have been repaired in the last 3 days, out of a total backlog of 3000.

For official updates on the water crisis, please visit http://baywatersavers.co.za or WhatsApp message “Water” to 0647447721

These figures were confirmed at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Issued by NMB JOC Spokesperson, Luvuyo Bangazi, on behalf of the Ministerial Intervention Lead – Amatola Water Board, Chairperson, Pam Yako.

 

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Last updated: June 23, 2022

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres16 233 Megalitres12.89 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres2 921 Megalitres8.29 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres10 863 Megalitres10.27 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 484 Megalitres21.34 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres1 199 Megalitres39.62 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres33 700 Megalitres11.97 %

Last updated: June 24, 2022

DamCapacity (when full)Available (Ml)Available (%)
Kouga125 910 Megalitres16 313 Megalitres12.96 %
Churchill35 240 Megalitres2 961 Megalitres8.4 %
Impofu105 757 Megalitres10 863 Megalitres10.27 %
Groendal11 638 Megalitres2 484 Megalitres21.34 %
Loerie3 026 Megalitres1 185 Megalitres39.16 %
Combined281 571 Megalitres33 806 Megalitres12.01 %
 

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It didn't really rain hard enough - at least not by us. Maybe in the catchment areas.

Hopefully everyone with tanks has full ones now.


Pouring? I'm missing out.
Yeah, it was bucketing down hard here at one stage. I measured around 24mm so far, with a few more drops falling afterwards, so maybe around 26-27mm in total?
 

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Wife informed me that they had excellent rain yesterday and today (Krakeel area)

Which means hopefully that the Kouga river will also carry more water to the dam. Will take a couple of days to register on the charts @bwana posts on a regular basis.
 

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Rain has fallen over the drought stricken western half of the Eastern Cape including in the catchment areas of the dams supplying the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

However, the South Africa Weather Service warned that the rainfall is not enough to stave off the water crisis in the area or make a significant impact on the supply dams despite videos on social media showing rivers flowing strongly.

A forecaster at Weather SA, Garth Sampson, says there are unofficial reports that up to 180 millilitres of rain fell the in Krakeelhoek area.

Other notable figures include more than 50 millimetres that were recorded in the Kareedouw area.

Sampson urges residents to continue using water sparingly.

“Although this will buy us few days or maybe a week or two the results will not be seen in the days or before Monday and beyond, this is not the end to the water crisis. As of after lunchtime today no further rain is expected for the next week, if we all conserve water this will assist in extending the day zero until we receive more rain.”
 

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unofficial reports that up to 180 millilitres of rain fell the in Krakeelhoek area.

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Half a glass is better than none?
Assuming they meant 180 mm
 
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Where the 10 opened water collection sites are​

BY HERALD REPORTER - 25 JUNE 2022

Ten water collection sites will be activated from Saturday to operate 24 hours a day.

The sites are at:
  • William Moffett Expressway, Walmer Downs;
  • Soudien Road, Fernwood Park (Extension 29), Bethelsdorp;
  • Heathcote Road, Jegelsville Village, Bethelsdorp;
  • Stanford Road, Sanctor Vars Vlei (Extension 14), Bethelsdorp;
  • Rensburg Street, Salt Lake, Bethelsdorp;
  • Croton Road, Glenhaven, Gelvandale;
  • Allister Miller Drive, Walmer;
  • Admiralty Way, Summerstrand;
  • Qongqothwane Street, Walmer township; and
  • Corner of Buffelsfontein Road and Walter Road, Mount Pleasant.
More: https://www.heraldlive.co.za/weeken...ere-the-10-opened-water-collection-sites-are/
 

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Some rain, but some dams are already empty:
Unofficial rainfall figures released early on Friday show that between 22mm and 110mm fell in the Kouga Dam catchment area, and 55mm in the Kareedouw area, which is the catchment for the Impofu and Churchill dams and from which the metro gets most of its water.
 
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