KNYSNA NEWS FLASH - At a section 80 Knysna municipal planning, development and infrastructure committee meeting it was made clear that Knysna now has a water shortage.
Even law enforcement agents were tasked to step up on the "high alert and enforce the water restrictions vigorously".
The meeting took place earlier today, February 24.
In a report to the committee from the director of technical services, Michael Rhode stated that the Akkerkloof Dam level is "at 7.8m (40%), which is approximately 28 days' storage at a consumption rate of 12 Ml/day".
Refering to the Glebe Dam, the department of technical services stopped the pumping of water from the dam on February 16, with the water level at about 5%. Rhode's report explains that the pumping was stopped "to avoid damage to the pumping system and to avoid having to deal with the poor quality of water".
Reffering to the Gouna and Knysna Rivers, the report states, "The flow (for both rivers) is 2mm over the weir. The department risk damaging the pumps if the level drops further, and will most probably pump every second or third day."
Read more in tomorrow's Knysna-Plett Herald, and online.
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