Thieves targeting homes and stealing tap fittings are doing the rounds in the Overstrand again. This time

This time round, Sandbaai has been targeted by copper thieves. During August several incidents occurred where copper taps and fittings were stolen from private properties.Besides the theft of the water meters and taps, the water wastage in the middle of a drought emergency is uncalled for.

Besides the theft of the water meters and taps, the water wastage in the middle of a drought emergency is uncalled for.It is believed thieves steal taps to sell as scrap metal.  Captain Fadila September of SAPS Hermanus issued a stern warning to scrap yard owners who buy stolen copper meters.

It is believed thieves steal taps to sell as scrap metal.  Captain Fadila September of SAPS Hermanus issued a stern warning to scrap yard owners who buy stolen copper meters. Residents are urged to assist the Municipality by reporting any water leaks, burst pipes, illegal connections, blocked sewer drains, water supply interruptions and any other water-related issues to the different administrations during office hours (07:45 – 16:30) at the following numbers:

Residents are urged to assist the Municipality by reporting any water leaks, burst pipes, illegal connections, blocked sewer drains, water supply interruptions and any other water-related issues to the different administrations during office hours (07:45 – 16:30) at the following numbers:Kleinmond     028 271 8400 or 028 271 8465

Kleinmond     028 271 8400 or 028 271 8465
Hermanus     028 313 8000 or 028 313 8196
Stanford     028 341 8500 or 028 341 8516
Gansbaai     028 384 8300 or 028 384 8328 After hours’ services have been

After hours’ services have been centralised and all above numbers will automatically be diverted to the Overstrand‘s  24 hour Control Room (028 313 8000 / 8111). In case of floods and accidents within the Overstrand area, the Fire and Rescue Emergencies number (028 312 2400) can be used. For day to

In case of floods and accidents within the Overstrand area, the Fire and Rescue Emergencies number (028 312 2400) can be used. For day to day law enforcement complaints ring 028 313 8980. How do I know if I have a water leak on my property?

How do I know if I have a water leak on my property?

It is possible to have an underground leak on your property and not notice it until you receive a very large water account. If you receive a water bill that is unusually high, it may well be due to a leak.

It is possible to have an underground leak on your property and not notice it until you receive a very large water account. If you receive a water bill that is unusually high, it may well be due to a leak.To check whether there is a leak on your property try the following:  

To check whether there is a leak on your property try the following:

  • Close all the taps in your house.
  • Find your water meter. (This is located outside your house, possibly on the boundary).
  • Your meter will have a row of numbers.
  • Check the meter for movement of the numbers; if there is no visible movement then do the following:

-    Take a meter reading by writing down all the numbers on the meter dial.
-    Advise all the people on the property not to use any water for at least one hour; this can also be done overnight (don’t flush the loo during the night!)
-    Take a second meter reading after that time; if the reading has increased, then there is a leak. The numbers on the meter move to measure water flow, so if they have moved, there is a leak.

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Hermanus 028 313 8000
Kleinmond 028 271 8400
Gansbaai 028 384 8300
Stanford 028 341 8500

enquiries@overstrand.gov.za