Residents of Oudtshooorn urged to boil water


The results of water samples released by the Oudtshoorn Municipality on Monday morning revealed that the bacteriological counts for Oudtshoorn are high. The municipality urged residents to boil water before human consumption.

“Urgent intervention is currently being implemented to disinfect water in the reservoirs. Follow up samples will be taken frequently to keep the residents informed about the situation,” said Allen Paulse, the municipal manager.

“Investigation to the cause of the ineffective disinfection is underway. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. We’ll keep you informed of any emerging developments on this matter.

This is applicable to Oudtshoorn only and excludes Dysselsdorp and De Rust.


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