MMC Bobani commits to deliver basic services on time in NMBM
Published: August 06, 2020 << BACK TO NEWS
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality residents should brace themselves for stricter water restrictions to help save water as the City continues to battle against drought.
The restrictions, also known as Notice 8 were signed by NMBM Acting Mayor Councillor Thsonono Buyeye on Wednesday after the total dam levels dropped to 17.46% on Monday.
This is in line with the City’s serious efforts to save water which include the fixing of water leaks and upgrading of aging infrastructure.
In the last three months NMBM has fixed 15 729 leaks out of the backlog of 16 665 by using seven cluster contractors.
Mayor Buyeye confirmed his approval of the tighter restrictions during a media briefing on Thursday, 6 August 2020, which was held at the City Hall by the new portfolio head for Infrastructure and Engineering Councillor Mongameli Bobani to outline key priorities he would focus on.
Councillor Bobani said residents would be compelled to use 50 litres a day per person in all households.
The Notice also states that all domestic customers will have a flow meter restrictor installed to reduce the water pressure to reduce losses and all those with excessive water use, will have a flow meter restrictor installed to limit usage to 15kilo litres per month. Industrial, Commercial and Institutions will be requested to reduced their consumption by at least 20%.
"We will put restrictions in 50 schools that are wasting or highly consuming water. We will conduct comprehensive community water conservation campaign for consumers to reduce was consumption to 250 mega litres a day,” said MMC Bobani.
"The Municipality will be on time to finish the 936 backlog leaks as well as fixing new leaks that emerge by using the seven cluster contractors,” said Bobani adding that the current budget of R505million for water and sanitation would be used towards the drilling of boreholes, rehabilitate Loerie Water Treatment Works, construction of Coegakop Water Treatment Works facility and purchasing and installation of water meters amongst other projects.
He urged residents to continue to save water and report water leaks.
As part of the City’s plans to save electricity losses, MMC Bobani said the City would focus on renewable energy during the current financial year.
"Our mission is to develop a resilient infrastructure, electricity networks that accommodate growth and create sustainable opportunities for all our residents. We will implement renewable energy and alternative energy technologies that will ensure the future sustainability and universal access to electricity for all residents. One of our biggest problems as the City is the electricity losses and the Auditor General has also identified that.”
"In the Electricity and Energy department we have a capital budget of R177million for this financial year. We’ll do some public lightning and quite a number of other projects with the budget. During this financial year we will electrify 3000 households at a cost of R35million. We already hitting the ground running. We will install and upgrade 1700 residential lightning, no more darkness, we have R20million for that and for infrastructure refurbishment on electricity we have R36million during this financial year and we will provide smart metering at a cost of R17million,” he said
The City will reintroduce the free wi-fi connectivity programme throughout the City which was previously halted due to financial constraints.
Issued by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications Office.
Stage 1 loadshedding implemented from 17H00 to 20H30. Group 8 will be shed from 17H00 to 18H30. Group 9 from 18H00 to 20H30.
Published: 07 Jun 2021 CURRENT
WATER SUPPLY DISRUPTION IN DEAL PARTY DUE TO BURST PIPE
Deal Party is currently without water due to a pipe burst discovered on the supply line near the Perseverance turn off.
Contractors have been dispatched to the site to perform repairs, and supply is expected to be restored during the night, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Residents are encouraged to use water wisely.
We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused
Published: 12 May 2021 CURRENT
To stabilise the load during peak times at Redhouse sub, Kwamagxaki 1 and 2 feeders will be switched off in turn from 17H00 to 20H30 every night until the transformer repairs are completed.
*17H00-18H45: Kwamagxaki1 will be switched off affecting Kwanoxolo, Soweto-on-Sea, Missionvale Salt Works*18H45-20H30: Kwamagxaki2 will be swithced off affecting Kwamagxaki, Kwadwesi
Published: 21 Oct 2020 CURRENT
SUSPENSION OF E-NEWSPAPER AND E-MAGAZINE SERVICES
Library services regret to inform its NMBM community that its e-newspaper and
e-magazine service is suspended with immediate effect until further notice due to
technical and administrative challenges. The Library service is doing its
best to restore normal services. We are hoping to have resolved our challenges
within a month.
our users may still access the e-book and audiobook service (Overdrive) by
going through the municipal website or via downloading the Libby app.
for e-books and audiobooks send an email email@example.com
sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Director – NMBM Libraries
Published: 10 Jun 2021, Resolved: 11 Jun 2021RESOLVED
Stage 2 Loadshedding
Friday, 11 June 2021
* 10H00 - 12H30: Groups 12, 17 * 12H00 - 14H30: Groups 13, 18 * 14H00 - 16H30: Groups 14, 19 * 16H00 - 18H30: Groups 15, 1 * 18H00 - 20H30: Groups 16, 2 * 20H00 - 22H30: Groups 17, 3 * 22H00 - 00H30: Groups 18; 4
Saturday, 12 June 2021 * 00H00 - 02H30: Groups 19, 5 * 02H00 - 04H30: Groups 1, 6 * 04H00 - 06H30: Groups 2, 7 * 06H00 - 08H30: Groups 3, 8 * 08H00 - 10H30: Groups 4, 9 * 10H00 - 12H30: Groups 5, 10 * 12H00 - 14H30: Groups 6, 11 * 14H00 - 16H30: Groups 7, 12 * 16H00 - 18H30: Groups 8, 13 * 18H00 - 20H30: Groups 9, 14 * 20H00 - 22H30: Group 10, 15 * 22H00 - 00H30: Groups 11, 16
Sunday, 13 June 2021 * 00H00 - 02H30: Groups 12, 17 * 02H00 - 04H30: Groups 13, 18 * 04H00 - 06H30: Groups 14, 19 * 06H00 - 08H30: Groups 15, 1 * 08H00 - 10H30: Groups 16, 2 * 10H00 - 12H30: Groups 17, 3 * 12H00 - 14H30: Groups 18, 4 * 14H00 - 16H30: Groups 19, 5 * 16H00 - 18H30: Groups 1, 6 * 18H00 - 20H30: Groups 2, 7 * 20H00 - 22H30: Groups 3, 8
Please note that when a goup / area has been switched off for loadshedding, customers are reminded to switch off their major appliances, i.e. stoves, geysers, pool pumps, heaters, air conditioners, etc. When the electricity is restored after a loadshedding slot, these high-consumption appliances normally draw a lot of current, causing a high demand on the electricity network.This causes the electricity circuit breakers in the substations to trip and is the reason why the electricity goes on, but then off again after a few minutes when NMBM switches the electricity back on. This results in damage to the already aged electricity infrastructure and causes prolonged power outages.Customers are advised to switch on their appliances one by one, allowing a few minutes' interval between each. We therefore urge consumers to continue assisting us in managing consumption in order to reduce the impact of loadshedding.
Published: 10 Jun 2021, Resolved: 10 Jun 2021RESOLVED
STAGE 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 08H00 to 22H30
Thursday, 10 June 2021
* 08H00 - 10H30: Groups 18, 4, 9 * 10H00 - 12H30: Groups 19, 5, 10 * 12H00 - 14H30: Groups 1, 6, 11 * 14H00 - 16H30: Groups 2, 7, 12 * 16H00 - 18H30: Groups 3, 8, 13 * 18H00 - 20H30: Groups 4, 9, 14 * 20H00 - 22H30: Groups 5, 10, 15
Please note that when a goup / area has been switched off for loadshedding,
customers are reminded to switch off their major appliances, i.e. stoves,
geysers, pool pumps, heaters, air conditioners, etc. When the electricity is
restored after a loadshedding slot, these high-consumption appliances normally
draw a lot of current, causing a high demand on the electricity network.
This causes the electricity circuit breakers in the substations to trip
and is the reason why the electricity goes on, but then off again after a few
minutes when NMBM switches the electricity back on. This results in damage to
the already aged electricity infrastructure and causes prolonged power outages.
Customers are advised to switch on their appliances one by one, allowing
a few minutes' interval between each. We therefore urge consumers to continue
assisting us in managing consumption in order to reduce the impact of
Published: 08 Jun 2021, Resolved: 09 Jun 2021RESOLVED
STAGE 2 loadshedding implemented from 17H00 to 22H30.
*17H00-18H30: Groups 17, 3 *18H00-20H30: Groups 18, 4 *20H00-22H30: Groups 19, 5