CBD water network to be upgraded

Knysna Municipality will soon commence with upgrades of approximately R5 million to the existing water network in the CBD. The project will be rolled out in phases and the first phase is expected to start end of February.

The old pipes will be replaced with UPVC pipes which are more tolerant to the soil condition. This work will address pressure management issues and also reduce the number of pipe breaks in the CBD.

Knysna Executive Mayor, Mark Willemse said that four streets in the CBD will be affected during the first phase. “Work during the first phase will be done in Green, Market, Cove and Tide streets. Sections of these streets will be closed. We ask residents to be patient while our Technical Services carries out this important infrastructure upgrade work.”

“The Council is delivering on its promises made last year to long term solutions to water challenges. We wish to assure residents that we are committed to addressing water infrastructure challenges and infrastructure upgrades are at the top of our priority.”

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