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Prince Albert, Western Cape

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Leeu Gamka, Western Cape

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Klaarstroom, Western Cape

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Important numbers

Police023 5418000
Ambulance10177
Fire084 279 6430
Traffic023 541 1320
Refuse023 541 1320
Electricity023 541 1320
Hospital023 5411300
Thusong023 541 426
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Important numbers

Police 023 5418000
Ambulance 10177
Fire 084 279 6430
Traffic 023 541 1320
Refuse 023 541 1320
Electricity 023 541 1320
Hospital 023 5411300
Thusong 023 541 426

Water and Sanitation

Overview

We do our best to manage and maintain water infrastructure to supply you with clean flowing water.

Ensuring our residents have access to clean water is our priority. Fresh water is a scarce resource in the Western Cape that is heavily dependent on rainfall. We all have a part to play in conserving water as much as possible.

Here are a few water saving tips:

In and around the house / business

  • Turn the tap off between washing your face, brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Taking a five-minute shower a day, instead of a bath
  • Boil only as much water as you need, do not fill the kettle
  • Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Eg. when disposing of tissues, insects and other waste that can go in the bin.
  • Use "grey water" - used water from baths, washing machines and other safe sources - to flush your toilet.
  • Use a bucket rather than a hose to wash your car.
  • Do not pour paint and chemicals down the drain.
  • Farmers must ensure that they keep toxic insecticides away from water sources and streams.
  • Factories should take care of how they discharge mercury and other heavy metals into waste water.
  • People living in rural areas should be careful not to use the river or river bank as a toilet.

In the garden

  • Always water your plants during the early morning hours or in the evening
  • Every time you boil an egg, save the cooled water for your houseplants
  • Focus on indigenous and non-water-consumptive alien plants (but not invasive alien plants).
  • Water gardens less frequently, but water well.
  • Remove invasive alien plants on your property, they often sap water.
  • Roof water can also be profitably stored in tanks, for watering gardens.
  • Use "grey water" - used water from baths, washing machines and other safe sources - to water your garden.

Water:

 Prince Albert’s bulk water supply is provided from nine boreholes with varying production levels. This supply is augmented by a steady stream of irrigation water from the Kweekvallei Water Users Association. Leeu-Gamka and Klaarstroom have no irrigation allocations and is solely dependent on its boreholes

The water sources for the towns in the PAM’s Management Area are as follows:

  • Prince Albert: Dorps River and nine boreholes.
  • Leeu-Gamka: Three boreholes
  • Klaarstroom: Two boreholes
  • Prince Albert Road: Boreholes
Last published 17 February 2016