Update on the Water Quality Concerns Supplied Through the Vaalkop Treatment

Residents are hereby informed that after the Rustenburg Local Municipality received numerous complaints about water quality from residents in Sunrise, Boitekong Extension 2, 3 & 4, Seraleng, Sondela, Million Dollar and Seraleng Extension, the Municipality undertook to determine the cause of the deterioration in the supply of water to residents.
The Municipality contacted the water service provider (Magalies Water) to conduct a series of tests by using the water which was already in the supply channel. Several points were identified from which water was used as a sample for water testing, including a number of households from the affected areas (Seraleng, Boitekong Extension 2,3 & 4, Sondela and Million Dollar), which received the water through the channel.
The results of the water samples taken revealed that the overall compliance to chronic health risk parameters was noted to be 100% for all the assessed points. The reported colour and odour issues have been noted.
Geosmin is a determinant that taint water with respect to taste, odour or colour and that do not pose an unacceptable health risk if present at concentration values exceeding the numerical limits specified by South African National Standard (SANS) for drinking water.
The water service provider – Magalies Water, has begun the process of implementing corrective measures, specifically to the usage of applicable chemical intent on addressing the odour and colour composition of the water, during this priod residents may also experience low to no pressure of water until the corrective measure of water treatment have been concluded successfully.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
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Emergency Switch Off

Residents are hereby notified that the electrical department will implement an emergency switch off at the Amie Coetzee Substation today, to enable repairs on the Switchgear equipment from 12:00 PM – 18: 00 this evening.

 

The areas located to the streets below will be affected:

Zendelling

Kruis

Beyers Naude

Kerk Streets

(Police Station Block).

 

Please note that during repairs, loads will be switched off one at a time to minimize power supply disruptions.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

Public Alert

Residents are hereby notified that the Municipality has implemented a new billing system effective 01stJuly 2019. However, some system functions will only be operational from the 15thJuly 2019. This is due to opening balances migration process from the old system after completion of the June 2019 billing cycle.
System functions which will be will not be operational until the 15thof July 2019 include:
Accessibility of latest Clearances figures
Refunds on completed Property Transfers
Property Transfers
Corrections to accounts
Residents are advised that Clearance certificates for payments completed in the previous financial year will be issued.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Manual Registration at Landfill Site Due to Damage on Equipment

Residents and Businesses transacting at Waterval Landfill hereby informed that following the heavy downpours yesterday, the weigh out scale was unfortunately struck by the lightning and as a result few load cells on the weigh in scale were also affected. Consequently, we are unable to capture the volumes of waste or charge users electronically. Waste Management Unit is currently resolving the problem.
The Municipality apologizes to the users of the site for any inconvenience this may cause.
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POWER OUTAGE DUE TO REPAIRS ON ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Residents are hereby notified that there will be a planned power outage requested by Eskom to execute electrical repairs as follows:
Date: Sunday, 04thNovember 2018
Time: 07:00 am
Duration: 10 Hrs
Substation: Waterkloof Switching Station
Also note that there will be risk of total shut down of power supply to the entire Rustenburg area. This is due to the total loads that will be supplied from the Industries Sub-Station.
For further enquires contact Rustenburg Local Municipality’s Spokesperson Mr David Magae on 082 761 3456 or 014 590 3509. Alternatively, by e-mail at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za