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Published: 19 Jul 2018Title: WATER UPDATE 19 JULY 2018Status: Rainfall since last week: 6mm Dam level:79.8% Water usage/demand: 27.99 megalitres per day Months water left: 9
Published: 18 Jun 2018Title: Civil Engineering Services Customer Complaints office movesStatus: Civil Engineering Services Customer Complaints has moved to the old ABSA building in York Street. Hours remain weekdays 7.45am-4.30pm. Phone numbers for civils complaints remain: 044 801 9262/66 and after-hours: 044 801 6300
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George Municipality Switchboard 044 801 9111
29 June 2018

Damage caused by protests of last week

George Municipality has noted extensive damage to municipal infrastructure following the protests that occurred last week.  The Civil Engineering department is assessing damage to roads as well as the two intersections at Nelson Mandela Boulevard and Main Street.  The electrical infrastructure such as traffic lights, at the intersection at Nelson Mandela Boulevard and Thomas Street has minor damages.  There is currently no funding on the budget to rectify these damages apart from following the insurance route.  Quotations have been called to determine the cost of the damages in order for the municipality to source funding for replacement.

The Community Services department has already commenced with routine service delivery duties which inter alia include the removal of refuse at residential areas and businesses. Dumping sites and where the community dumped refuse as part of their protest actions are being cleared continuously.

The George Municipality in conjunction with the Department of Human Settlements is in the process of profiling and surveying all of the beneficiaries residing in Mandela Village Informal Settlements as well as all the other settlements which have  emerged as a result of illegal invasions (6 newly established informal settlements).  The reason for the survey is to determine how many beneficiaries are residing in the different settlements in order for the municipality to determine and plan the level of basic services i.e water and sanitation to be implemented in these settlements. There are currently no basic services in the following informal settlements:, France, Mandela Village, Dameni, Dube, Telkom and Steybi-Teybi informal settlements. The municipality provided basic services at all its other informal settlements in Thembalethu in accordance with the ratios set by National Government or better.  The UISP programme currently aims at providing services at a ratio of 1:1 in four phases to approximately 4350 beneficiaries.

A sum of R1 million rand had already been made available for the electrification of newly established informal areas.   Equipment to the value of R 612 535 have been installed and the contractor is still on site and continuing with the electrification processes

A layout plan is in the process of being developed which will include access roads for emergency services and water and sanitation points within the settlement.  The number of water and sanitation facilities to be provided is dependent on the capacity of the existing infrastructure (sewer, water and capacity of the Outeniqua Waste Water Treatment Works).  The Municipality is in engagement with the committees regarding the provision and roll-out of basic services in these settlements.

Last published 29 June 2018