The Beaufort West Municipality in the Karoo has once again urged visitors to the…

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The Beaufort West Municipality in the Karoo has once again urged visitors to the town and those driving through, to donate bottles of water. Mayor Constable says their storage quickly run out as they distribute about 14 thousand litres per day, with each household receiving two five litre bottles. Good Samaritans have been asked to drop their donations off at the municipality’s offices in the main road, Donkin Street 112, to ensure that the distributions can be done fairly. Mayor Noel Constable,
say residents will have to make do with even less water over this weekend, while the local reclamation plant is being serviced. The local Gamka dam has been empty since October last year and only 27 out of 40 boreholes are functional. Strict water shedding measures were implemented recently, resulting in no tap water for most of the day. “There is currently a water shedding programme in place, it runs between 9 and 12 in the morning and 2 and 4 in the afternoon for different zones as identified by the engineering department. During the night it’s between 8 and 6 the next morning. For this weekend it will be between 6 in the evening and 6 in the morning.” The Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers is sending five trucks with 30-thousand litres of water each, to the drought stricken town today.







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  1. I have alot of family members in beaufort west and not one of their households received water. Why are you lying to the news people mr mayor?

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