Stellenbosch Municipality

Met die voortslepende droogte en die huidige winterreënval wat minder is as wat aanvanklik voor gehoop is, was dit genoodsaak om waterbeperkings in die Stellenbosch munisipale area op te stoot na vlak 4B.

Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit is reeds onderhewig aan Vlak 4A waterbeperkings sedert 1 Julie 2017. Die Munisipaliteit is ook tot rampgebied verklaar as gevolg van die droogte. Die verhoogde beperkings dra by tot die effektiewe bestuur van die rampsituasie. Die groot verskil tussen vlak 4A en 4B is die beperking van watergebruik tot 87 liter per dag per persoon. Onder vlak 4A was dit 100 liter per dag per persoon gewees.

Vlak 4B waterbeperkings sal vanaf 17 Julie 2017 van toepassing wees. Die munisipaliteit sal die inligting via die media asook pamflette en advertensies versprei na alle inwoners.

Inwoners word gewaarsku om asseblief onmiddellik hul maandelikse watergebruik in te perk tot onder 20kl per huishouding per maand. Meer verbruik sal lei tot ernstige waterrekeningverhogings. Die nuwe watertariewe geld reeds vanaf 1 Julie 2017. Indien inwoners nie ag slaan op hul verbruik nie, sal hul ‘n onaangename hoë rekening in August ontvang.

Inligting rakende die nuwe tariewe is beskikbaar op die Munisipaliteit se webblad (www.stellenbosch.gov.za) of u kan die Munisipaliteit direk skakel by 021 808 8531. Rapporteer asseblief enige watervermorsing onmiddellik aan die munisipaliteit. Om wateroortredings aan te meld kan u 021 808 8215/8953 skakel. Alle inligting sal vertroulik hanteer word.


Waterbesparing is ons almal se verantwoordelikheid. Help ons asseblief anders gaan ons na Mei 2018 geen water beskikbaar hê nie.

As deel van die opkomende Mandeladag en my toewyding om my 67 minute te gee vir die gemeenskap het ek al reeds op 10 Julie 2017 die Stellenbosch Voedingsaksie besoek om te gaan kyk na die werk wat hulle doen. Die besoek  het my die geleentheid gebied om diensbaar te wees en dit was lekker om kos uit te deel by een van hul gereelde dienspunte in die Cloetesville omgewing.

Mandeladag word jaarliks regoor die wêreld herdenk op die verjaarsdag van oud –President, Nelson Mandela. Mense word aangemoedig om 67 minute gemeenskapsdiens te doen op die dag om die nalatenskap van Mnr. Mandela te vier. Die 67 minute is ter herinnering vir mnr. Mandela se 27 jaar in die tronk.

Die werk wat deur organisasies soos Stellenbosch Voedingsaksie en ander gedoen word is van onskatbare waarde. Hulle help om die nood te verlig in van ons mees behoeftigste gemeenskappe op ‘n positiewe en volhoubare manier. Dit word ook ondersteun deur inwoners binne die gemeenskappe wat help om kos voor te berei en uit te deel elke dag.

Daar is so baie wonderlike organisasies wat op ‘n verantwoordelike manier ons gemeenskappe en inwoners bystaan. Dit is belangrik dat ons hierdie organisasies ook ondersteun. Ek wil elke persoon aanmoedig om sy 67 minute te gee op die 18 Julie en ‘n verskil te maak in die lewens van ons behoeftige mense. Dis ons plig om om te sien na mense in nood.

Vanjaar se Mandeladag-tema is juis Aksie Teen Armoede.  Gaan kyk gerus by www.mandeladay.com hoe u kan help en skakel u plaaslike raadslid om te hoor watter organisasies en projekte in u omgewing is waar u ‘n bydrae kan maak. Een mens kan ‘n verskil maak. 

As a result of the severe drought conditions and due to the State of Emergency declared by the Western Cape Government, Stellenbosch Municipality has decided to move to Level 4B Water Restriction conditions. New restrictions are hereby published for implementation on 17 July 2017.  Tariffs have already been designed to drastically reduce water consumption.

Stellenbosch Municipality has approved Level 4B Water Restrictions, effective from 17 July 2017 until further notice.

RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL CUSTOMERS

  • No watering/ irrigation with municipal drinking water is allowed. This includes watering/irrigation of flower beds. lawns, vegetables, agricultural crops, other plants, sports fields, golf courses, schools, teaming institutions facilities, nurseries, parks and other open spaces. (Nurseries and customers involved in agricultural activities or with historical gardens may apply for exemption. See below for the application process.)

  • Municipal departments may only irrigate sports fields, parks, etc. using non-drinking water and upon agreement of days and times with the Water Department.

  • Facilities/customers making use of borehole water, treated effluent water, spring water or wellpoints are encouraged to only use boreholes on Tuesdays and Saturdays before 09:00 or after 18:00 for a maximum of one hour and not to water/irrigate within seven days after rainfall that provided adequate saturation.
  • All boreholes and wellpoints must be registered with Stellenbosch Municipality and must display the official Stellenbosch Municipality signage clearly visible from a public thoroughfare.
  • You are encouraged to flush toilets (manually using a bucket) with grey water, rainwater or other non-drinking water.
  • All properties where alternative non-drinking water resources are used (including rain water harvesting, grey water re-use, treated effluent water and spring water) must display signage to this effect clearly visible from a public thoroughfare.

  • No washing or hosing down of hard-surfaced or paved areas with municipal drinking water is allowed. (Users. such as abattoirs, food processing industries. care facilities, animal shelters and other industries or facilities with special needs may apply for exemption. See below for the application process.)

  • The use of municipal drinking water for ornamental water fountains or water features is prohibited.

RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

  • No washing of vehicles, trailers, caravans or boats using municipal drinking water is allowed. These must be washed with non-drinking water such as borehole and grey water or waterless products.

  • Customers are strongly encouraged to install water efficient parts, fittings and technologies to minimise water use at all taps, showerheads and other plumbing components.

  • No topping up (manually or automatically) of swimming pools allowed, even if fitted with pool covers. This includes the filling of new pools or the refilling of an existing pool after a repair. The use of portable or any temporary play pools are prohibited.

  • No increase of the indigent water allocation over and above the free 350 litres a day will be granted, unless through prior application and permission for specific events such as burial ceremonies.

  • Maximum use of municipal drinking water at 87 litres per person per day is strongly encouraged.

RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

  • No washing of vehicles, trailers, caravans or boats with municipal drinking water allowed except where an exemption has been granted. This applies to both formal and informal car washes. Vehicles, trailers, caravans and boats should be washed with non-drinking water or waterless products. Exemption on application may be granted if water recycling is used in the washing process. (See below for the application process.)
  • The use of fitted pool covers for public swimming pools is strongly encouraged where practically possible.
  • No automatic top-up systems for swimming pools are allowed.
  • The operation of spray parks is prohibited.
  • Customers/facilities must install water efficient parts, fittings and technologies to minimise water use at all taps, showerheads and other plumbing components in public places and adhere to all relevant legislation, including municipal by-laws.
  • Golf courses, sports facilities, parks, schools and learning institutions are not allowed to establish any new landscaping or sports fields, and existing facilities to be irrigated only with non-drinking water.
  • For users supplied with water in terms of special contracts (notarial deeds. water service intermediaries or water service providers), the contract conditions shall apply.

Know your water regulations. Visit our website www.stellenbosch.gov.za to obtain exemption forms. All exemptions grants under level 2, level 3 and level 4 restrictions are withdrawn with immediate effect and re-application will not be considered unless otherwise stated above.

Customers should note that water pressure may be reduced to below applicable regulations or standards requirements to limit water leaks and such may cause intermittent water supply. Note that the water situation is very critical and any possible savings should be followed in order to make the supply of water last as long as possible.

For further information visit our webpage. Afrikaans & Xhosa versions of this notice are available on request.

The Traffic Department will close at 12:00 (noon) on Friday, 30 June 2017 due to financial year end. Please note all sections where payments are done will be closed however the Accident Bureau will be open for enquiries. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

 

 

STELLENBOSCH TO TRIAL NAMOLA APP TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND SECURITY

 

As Mayor of Stellenbosch, I am determined to make every effort to improve the safety and security of all residents and visitors across the entire municipal area, especially in the view of recent events. That is why I am very excited to announce that we have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be part of the Namola smartphone application to improve safety and security. The MOU was signed with Happimo NPC for a trial period of six months, at no cost to the municipality.

 

This app allows citizens to report incidents of crime using their smartphones to send their information and GPS coordinates directly to the Stellenbosch command centre. The nearest emergency vehicles will then respond. In cities and towns where the app is deployed it eliminates having to wait for a call centre to answer an emergency call or even language barrier problems that may delay emergency response time.  Stellenbosch Municipality will be the first municipality in the Western Cape to use this application.

 

Using technology such as this in our fight against crime is an essential step in the right direction to improve the safety and security of our residents and visitors. The recent murder of a student and the rape of young girl within our municipal area have again highlighted the need for innovative thinking from local government to find and implement workable solutions. Namola provides a unique approach to improving safety and security and allows for multiple stakeholders to work together, including the Municipality, the South African Police Service and private security. 

 

The Namola application will go live for the entire Stellenbosch municipal area already on Thursday, 15 June 2017! It is available to download from the iTunes and Google Play stores for free and can be installed on any smartphone. As the municipality continues its roll out of free wi-fi access across the entire municipal area it will help to make the services of the app even more accessible to all residents in all areas.

 

I want to encourage all residents to download this application on their smartphones and use it in case of an emergency. I am committed to finding solutions and working with all stakeholders to improve safety and security in our communities.

Downlaod the app here: http://hyperurl.co/myhnac