Municipality Watchdog request premier to intervene into the looming water crisis affecting Christiana and surrounding areas

The Municipality Watchdog requested the Premier of North West, Hon.Supra Mahumapelo

Water contaminated with Raw Sewerage in Christiana. Picture Source:Melda Adlem
Water contaminated with Raw Sewerage in Christiana. Picture Source: Melda Adlem

to get it contact with the Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality and resolve this issue as matter of urgency. This comes after sewerage spilling trough the taps of residents staying in and around Christiana and receiving their municipal services from the Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality.  The Mayor and Municipal Manager must be held accountable for this mess and a full investigation must be launched into this matter as it is unacceptable practice by the municipality. The water quality must also be tested by an in depended laboratory as it is unsuitable for human and animal consumption. The Municipality Watchdog is merely the voice of the people negatively affected by the non-supply and at this stage, actually in total darkness as to when the problem would be solved. Residents approached Municipality Watchdog with a request to organize the withholding of payments to the Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality, an approach not yet supported by us, but seen as a method to send a clear-cut message to the administration and Council that their loyalty (and finances) must not be taken for granted. The Total ignorance to date by the Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality, this can only is interpreted as a total disrespect for the plight of residents who do not have water to flush their toilets, prepare food etc. Having the added advantage of being a mother, you will understand that small children and even baby’s suffer the most in such instances and it is the woman who are most upset by non-supply, given their added responsibilities to manage the food and children above their work related duties. Basic Water is a necessity and everybody’s   human right as set out in Section 27 in the constitution of the Republic of South Africa: the rights to foodwaterhealth care and social assistance, which the state must progressively realise within the limits of its resources. What happened to the (Batho Pele – caring, empathy, respect, recognition, value, reward, compassion and consultation) principals, that was adopted by Local and Provincial Government.

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Water supply fully restored to the affected areas in Krugersdorp (Mogale City):-

According to a statement release by Nkosana Zali, spokersperson for the Mogale City Local Municipality, water was fully restored to the affected areas within Krugersdorp – Full Media Statement: WATER FULLY RESTORED TO MOGALE CITY

Mogale City Local Municipality has fully restored water to Kenmare and Noordheuwel, the last areas remaining after a three week water disruption that affected 30% of the city.
The Municipality is happy with reservoir levels as this means areas will have enough pressure or normal water supply.

Once more, the Mogale City Local Municipality and Rand Water would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to residents of the affected areas since the 16th September 2014.
Officials of the Mogale City Local Municipality, Rand Water, Premier of Gauteng and the Minister of Water and sanitation will be holding a meeting at the civic centre tomorrow to discuss appropriate plans to avoid a recurrence of this situation and welcomed by the Municipality Watchdog.
We as the Municipality Watchdog would like to thank the Mogale City Local Municipality, Rand Water and the team for working round the clock to ensure water was fully restored to the affected areas.
We also encourage residents of the affected areas to bring it to our attention or their ward councillors should they experience any water interruptions in the affected areas so it can be brought to the attention of the Mogale City Local Municipality, water and sanitation department so it might be investigated individually as it might be isolated cases.

This morning at 7h00 the readings were as follows:
Kenmare Reservoir 5.53m
The Dome 1.13m
Kenmare Towers 3.63m
Factoria 4.02m
Noordheuwel Tower 6.00m
Rangeview 2.03m
Sump 3.47m
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Andrè Pieterse – Founder Municipality Watchdog
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Water interruptions in Krugersdorp (Mogale City) continues:-

Who are to blame for the recent spate of water shortages in Krugersdorp as the recent spate of water interruptions turned into a blaming game between Rand Water and the Mogale City Local Municipality?

Residents of Noordheuwel, Rant en Dal and Kenmare Ext 4 is left without water for 17 days now or they must be happy with a limited or non-supply of water.

Residents in the affected areas are furious because no information is forthcoming from the Mogale City Local Municipality on this sensitive issue.

Water interruptions reflect poor service delivery, residents in the affected areas are furious and the emotions are running high.

This can only be interpreted as a total disrespect for the plight of residents who do not have water to flush their toilets, prepare food etc. Having the added advantage of being a mother, you will understand that small children and even baby’s suffer the most in such instances and it is the woman who are most upset by non-supply, given their added responsibilities to manage the food and children above their work related duties.

Deon Nel who suffers from Motor Neuron Disease (MND, is a Resident of Krugersdorp (Noordheuwel) and are very much effected by this water interruptions, his wife needs a lot of water to come true the day as the water needs to be pre-boiled etc.

Basic Water is a necessity and everybody’s human right as set out in Section 27 in the constitution of the Republic of South Africa: the rights to food, water, health care and social assistance, which the state must progressively realize within the limits of its resources. What happened to the (Batho Pele – caring, empathy, respect, recognition, value, reward, compassion and consultation) principals, that was adopted by Local and Provincial Government.

For More Information don’t hesitate to contact:

Andrè Pieterse – Founder Municipality Watchdog

Email: info@municipality-watchdog.co.za

Web: http://www.municipality-watchdog.co.za

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