Published on 02-05-2016 09:36 AM
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Senekal Gets Flowing.
It is now over a month since the residents of Senekal/Matwabeng had no running water from their taps. This came after Setsoto Local Municipality was amongst municipalities that suffered from serious drought effects with water levels being dried up due to lack of rain and this led to water supply being insufficient for the demand in the area.
However, today being the 04th of February 2016, for the first time after over a month the residents of both Senekal/Matwabeng received running water from their taps. This was possible due to the little rain Senekal/Matwabeng received in the past days which saw our reservoirs being filled to their 99% capacity.
To ensure a longer supply of water to the residents, the Municipality will resume with water restrictions and valve management immediately and therefore the residents will have running water from 05h00 am till 08h00am in the morning on daily basis. This will continue for as long as there is water in our reservoirs and we continue to receive rain in Senekal/Matwabeng.
During the water crisis in Senekal/Matwabeng, the municipality was providing water to the residents through water tankers and the municipality ensured residents get quality drinkable water at all times.
Although residents have running water, we appeal to the residents to continue using water sparingly, immediately. Activities such as watering gardens and car washing must be halted to lengthen the supply of water to all residents.
It is up to us all to take responsibility to conserve water and we therefore urge all community members to immediately report water leakages so that we can prevent further loss of water.
The Municipality would like to thank the community for bearing with us during the time of water crisis.
Issued by: Communications