Day Zero Looms For Hankey & Patensie As Kouga Dam Drops Below 10% — copy

The level of the Kouga Dam has dropped to below 10%.

Kouga Dam drops below 10%

Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks has urged residents of Hankey and Patensie to use water extremely sparingly and, where possible, to make use of the water in the tanks that have been installed in the area. 

He said the municipality was carting in water from Humansdorp to fill up the tanks, so as to minimise usage from the Kouga Dam. 

“The Kouga Dam is the only storage dam that supplies these two towns with water. 

” While boreholes have been drilled to serve as an additional source, the connection of the boreholes to the existing supply has been delayed due to the lockdown restrictions,” he said. 

He said the contractors were expected to return to site next week once all Covid-19 related health and safety measures were in place.

If all goes according to plan, the boreholes can then be brought on line in July.

Day Zero Looms For Hankey & Patensie As Kouga Dam Drops Below 10%

The level of the Kouga Dam has dropped to below 10%.

Kouga Dam drops below 10%

Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks has urged residents of Hankey and Patensie to use water extremely sparingly and, where possible, to make use of the water in the tanks that have been installed in the area. 

He said the municipality was carting in water from Humansdorp to fill up the tanks, so as to minimise usage from the Kouga Dam. 

“The Kouga Dam is the only storage dam that supplies these two towns with water. 

” While boreholes have been drilled to serve as an additional source, the connection of the boreholes to the existing supply has been delayed due to the lockdown restrictions,” he said. 

He said the contractors were expected to return to site next week once all Covid-19 related health and safety measures were in place.

If all goes according to plan, the boreholes can then be brought on line in July.

Kouga Council to consider payment relief for residents and business

Kouga Municipality - logoThe Kouga Council will be considering various payment relief options on municipal accounts to help businesses and residents whose income has been affected by the coronavirus crisis. 

Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said all debt collection measures on outstanding accounts, including the disconnection of electricity, had already been stopped. 

“The municipality is also currently not charging interest on any outstanding payments,” he said. 

He said additional measures under consideration, included rates rebates, payment “holidays” and allowing residents and businesses to make arrangements to pay off outstanding monies without being penalised. 

He said the final measures would be tabled to the full Council later this month for approval