Kouga residents will have water restrictions eased from 1 August 2011 according to St Francis Chronicle.

The Churchill dam is at 100 % capacity.

This follows an announcement by the Port Elizabeth Metro yesterday afternoon that water restrictions have been eased in the PE municipal area.

This will be welcome news to Kouga residents , who use water from by and large the same dams that have been filling up after the recent excellent rains, and who, like their PE counterparts, have been clamouring for water restrictions to be lifted.

Full details in respect of the lifting of restrictions and the new tariffs will be announced next week.

Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, ZG Wayile, yesterday afternoon lifted the water restrictions imposed on account holders in the city since water supply decreased below 60% almost two years ago when the city was, until recently, experiencing a severe drought.

The lifting follows a notice from the department of Water Affairs advising the municipality that restrictions on its intake from the major supply dams had been revised.

”The Kouga Municipality had to wait for a decision by the Metro before lifting restrictions because Kouga, which includes town such as Jeffreys Bay and St Francis Bay, purchases the bulk of its water for domestic use from the Nelson Mandela Metro,” the municipal source said.

Water restrictions have been in place in Kouga since October 2009.

Source: St Francis Chronicle

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