Deputy Chairperson, I move without notice:
That the Council-
1) notes with concern that despite the short-lived relief of rainfall experienced over the past weekend, the dam level for the town of Lydenburg and surrounding areas under the jurisdiction of Thaba Chweu Municipality is still a major concern and that water level is declining rapidly;
2) also notes that the Lydenburg Dam has a surface area of about
317 360 m and if the water level drops by a mere meter, approximately 317 000 litres of water is lost;
3) further notes that even though Thaba Chweu Municipality officials are tasked with the day-to-day operations of service delivery as well as to provide a contingent plan to residents to ensure that they are aware of the dire situation, the municipality has no alternative plan of action
in place to address this matter which could see many residents soon sitting high and dry; and
4) acknowledges that only under a DA government would all necessary steps have been taken and residents would have been informed of restrictions to ensure that no one is left without water.
Motion agreed to in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution.