Port Alfred has been heavily affected by drought, the town’s main water supply, reached day zero some months ago.

Presently Port Alfred water sources are producing an average of 4ML/day. The town’s requirements are approximately 6.3ML/day, which
increases during the peak season up to 8.3ML/ day and therefore most areas are experiencing nonavailability of water. The following are the interventions implemented by the municipality:
Water tanks have been placed in strategic positions and these tanks are filled by hired water trucks on daily basis.Boreholes are connected to the main watersupply such as Fish farm and Hennie Nel. Reverse Osmosis plant is currently contributed an average of 1.8 to 2.0ML/day. There are ongoing interventions such as 1ML/day from the Reverse Osmosis Plant that is installed by Nuwater, the plant is currently producing an aver- age of 1ML/day. Residents and Businesses are urged to
install rainwater tanks.
These interventions will have a positive impact to deal with the current situation

Currently this area uses water from boreholes and up to date no challenges have been experienced in terms of water availability.
Mount Wellington dam is supplying water plant and the water trucks provide Port Alfred from this plan.

Golden Ridge dam is the main source for water supply and has also reached day zero due to drought.
Bathurst is now getting water from Lushington River, this has helped the Bathurst area during this water crisis and it is anticipated what this temporary source will take us through the Easter season, looking at the water availability. Town and Nolukhanyo are still stable for now. The only areas of concern are the farms however water trucks are assisting to provide water to them.


Albany Coast Reverse Osmosis Plant is the plant that is being outsourced to Amatola Water Board which is the
only water Board in the Eastern Cape Province.
This plant supplies areas such as Marselle, Kenton On Sea, Ekuphumleni, Bushman’s River Mouth, Small Farm Holdings and River’s Bend. The plant produces the average of 2.5 ML per day from the sea water and ground water from Diaz (Dunes) boreholes are the water sources of this plant. This production tends to take strain during the holidays.

The Cape Pedrone & Fishkraal Coastal resources and the Pullen Farm boreholes are the main water suppliers for the Alexandria Community. These resources produce a combined 1.7ML per day. However, the community has a maximum demand of 2.3 ML per day, with a possible increase during the holiday season.
For the past 3 years the community has been under water restrictions, with water supply being shutdown in the evening.
The municipality is busy with the construction of a 1ML per day BWRO Plant which is intended to augment additional water for the community