Drilling of two new boreholes at the Gateway well field in Hermanus is expected to start soon.

The appointed drilling contractor, Steyn’s Drilling, said drilling equipment are moving on site this week. Nearby properties, including the Gateway Shopping Centre management, have been informed of the planned drilling activities.

The drilling sites were selected by geohydrologists, based on the available hydrogeological information and the likelihood of it delivering a good sustainable yield. The water will be pumped to the Preekstoel Water Treatment Plant for treatment to potable standard, from where it will be distributed into the town’s water supply network.

“We will only be sure about the sustainable yield after the holes have been drilled and tested. The boreholes will be utilized on a permanent basis, and will be monitored continuously,” said Deputy Director of Engineering and Planning, Hanré Blignaut.

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The Cape Whale Coast team is once again participating in Africa’s Travel Indaba 2019 in Durban.

The event aim is to promote South Africa's best tourism destinations and agencies worldwide. This trade fair offers tourism organisations and other establishments, the opportunity to market products, activities, accommodation and restaurants from their respective areas.

Cape Whale Coast, representing the Overstrand is exhibiting along with various other Western Cape organisations.

The Indaba finishes tomorrow (4 May).

A huge feather in the cap for Overstrand Municipality's Fire Department as it takes second place in the 2019 International Firefighters’ Day Competition in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 4 May.

The team challenge was won by Garden Route District Municipality while Overberg District Municipality came third.

The day was filled with squad drills, various displays of vehicles and tools as well as demonstrations of firefighting and rescuing techniques.

The Overstrand Firefighting team is well known for their outstanding performances in the team challenge competition.

The team challenge involves four firefighters to compete in a pre-set stage as a team, which entails

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The Overstrand Fire Department will be joining other firefighting teams from across the Western and Southern Cape to commemorate International Fire Fighters’ Day (IFFD) in Stellenbosch tomorrow (Saturday 4 May).

It’s a day to remember all the fire fighters who have lost their lives, and we will be thinking of our colleagues from Wynland, Paarl and Witzenberg who have passed away during the course of the year.

Overstrand Municipality will be represented by Justin Brussel, Cecil Abrahamse, Ebraim Isaacs, Shaun Mackey and Erl  Gelant in the ‘Team Challenge’.

The Team Challenge involves four firefighters to compete in a pre-set stage as a team, which entails wearing personal protective clothing and a breathing apparatus, carrying a rescue dummy in a stretcher, striking a tyre with a sledge hammer, rolling up a fire hose, using a ladder to climb on top of a container and down again, flipping a grader tyre, and pulling a charged fire hose and striking a traffic cone.

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Overstrand Municipality is upgrading two of the libraries in the Gansbaai area.

The Gansbaai Library will remain open and operational throughout the renovation project. The work will involve some noise disturbance at times. 

The necessary upgrades are expected to be completed before June 2019.

Gansbaai  library personnel Sharman Geldenhuys, Ronette Dreyer, Busisiwe Mtatase and Edna van der Linde appreciate the community’s continued patience and support and encourage residents to make use of the facility and services.

The Eluxolweni Library will be closed to the public until June 2019, if everything goes according to plan

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