Eastern Cape

Water will be cut off in the towns of Hankey and Patensie in the Eastern Cape from Monday and only switched on again for short periods to stretch what little is left in the Kouga Dam, the municipality has announced.

“We have been trying to delay the need for water shedding, but the situation is critical and we cannot avoid it any longer,” said Kouga Municipality mayor Horatio Hendricks.

He said water to the towns would be switched off for the greater part of the day, with two “washing days” during which water will be available for a bit longer.

The two “washing days” will be Wednesdays and Saturdays.

On these days, water will be available from 04:30 to 11:00, and then again from 16:00 to 20:00.

On the other five days, water will only be available only from 04:30 to 08:00 and then from 16:00 to 20:00.

Source – News24