Translate to: 

'Ambassadors' to help residents save water

'Ambassadors' to help residents save water
These water ambassadors are part of a group of 27 deployed by the Knysna municipality to help raise awareness about the town's water situation, among other duties. Photo: Supplied
KNYSNA NEWS - The Knysna municipality has deployed 27 water ambassadors to assist with their ongoing Greater Kysna water awareness campaign.
These ambassadors, all sourced from the community work programme (CWP) database, started patrolling various Greater Knysna wards from Monday, April 10. They can be easily recognised by their CWP orange reflector jackets and identity cards that include the municipal logo.
Mayoral committee member: technical services, councillor Levael Davis explained: "As many of you may have read in the media and our social media pages, the Knysna municipality implemented level 3 water restrictions on Monday, March 20. This was a result of the extreme low flow of Greater Knysna rivers and the low level of the Akkerkloof Dam.
"The municipality immediately embarked on a water awareness campaign to educate residents on what exactly level 3 water restrictions entail.
The deployment of CWP water ambassadors is one of the various interventions that the municipality undertook in dealing with Greater Knsyna's water crisis."
The main function of the water ambassadors will be to create awareness regarding the current water situation by educating the residents with regard to water-saving advice. They will also collect data regarding water and sewerage leaks, create awareness regarding water-restricting devices that are planned to be installed in the previously unmetered areas, and further collect demographic data per ward.
Water stats taken on April 9 indicated that the Akkerkloof Dam is 39% full, the average consumption for Knysna is above the 10Ml/day target, and is currently at 11.9Ml/day. Sedgefield's water usage is also above its target of 1.9Ml/day, and is currently 2.48Ml/day. Greater Knysna rivers have very low flow at present.
Davis pleaded with residents, visitors and businesses to continue to save water.
"Saving water is everybody's responsibility. Let's work together and save our precious resource."
'We bring you the latest Knysna, Garden Route news' 
10:03 (GMT+2), Fri, 21 April 2017
Your Comments...
Login or Register here.
*To REGISTER you will be directed to the registration page. Once you have completed the registration process, please return to this page.



US Dollar
Pound Sterling
Australian Dollar
New Zealand Dollar
Canadian Dollar
UAE Dirham
Singapore Dollar
Chinese Yuan

Moon Cycle



Get your free daily horoscope + free daily forecast below.
Choose your zodiac sign:
March 21 - April 19
September 23 - October 22
April 20 - May 20
October 23 - November 21
May 21 - June 20
November 22 - December 21
June 21 - July 22
December 22 - January 19
July 23 - August 22
January 20 - February 18
August 23 - September 22
February 19 - March 20

Movie Trailers

Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) as he...
When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law),...
It's 2002. Four friends are having a braai on the Sunday after Johannes...
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios"...


Air hockey is one of everyone's favorite challenges! Represent your...
This is the most advanced edition of the popular online version of Pool...
In this Digital Domino Game all the rules are the same as the real game....
The classic mind-wracking math puzzle game is now online! With a brad new...
Voting Poll
There will be soon be a total of 15 cameras placed strategically around the central business district of Knysna. In this week’s story you will read about the CCTV camera project which has been given additional funding for the new 11 cameras – since the first four have already yielded positive results.
Hate the thought of being watched
Knysna-Plett Herald 11%
I support this initiative to curb crime
Knysna-Plett Herald 89%
I'm a 52 year old man looking to meet women between the ages of 35 and 50.
I'm a 57 year old man looking to meet women between the ages of 48 and 57.