The Southern Cape town of George could experience a water shortage after three major pipe bursts. These incidents happened in the space of 24 hours with the George Municipality saying the infrastructure was damaged during last month’s severe flash flooding.
The local government has urged residents and holidaymakers to use the drinking water sparingly over the next 48 hours adding that it’s managing the crisis. It has already begun throttling the reservoir supply.
According to the municipality, there is just over 60 megalitres supply of drinking water in the reservoirs, while the daily demand stands at approximately 36 megalitres. The municipality is also preparing water trucks in case they need to be deployed.