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Important numbers

Electricity023 414 8100
Water and Sanitation023 414 8100
Fire023 414 8100
Refuse023 414 8100
Traffic023 414 8100
Police: Beaufort West023 414 2157
Police: Nelspoort023 416 1888
Police: Merweville023 501 4005
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Electricity 023 414 8100
Water and Sanitation 023 414 8100
Fire 023 414 8100
Refuse 023 414 8100
Traffic 023 414 8100
Police: Beaufort West 023 414 2157
Police: Nelspoort 023 416 1888
Police: Merweville 023 501 4005

Water and Sanitation

Overview

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:

Beaufort West is dependant on three different water sources: Surface Water (Gamka Dam, Springfontein Dam and Walker Dam), Boreholes ( 36 Boreholes in 6 Aquifers) and the Water Reclamation Plant. During summer months water consumption is much higher than in the winter.

Sanitation:

Beaufort West Municipality has four Waste Water Treatment Plants that are situated in Beaufort West, Nelspoort, Merweville and Murraysburg.

Contact us with any queries or complaints related to water/sewage:

Tel: 023 414 8100
After hours tel: 083 415 8300
Fax: 023 415 2811

Email: engineers@beaufortwestmun.co.za

Last published 18 February 2016