Saturday, February 27, 2010

Kweekvallei Water Users Association News

- Kallie Erasmus, Vice Chair, KWUA -

An information meeting for members of the Kweekvallei Water Users Association will be held in the NG Kerksaal at 18h00 on 4 March 2010.

The purpose of the meeting is to explain how the election of a new management committee will take place and to give greater clarity regarding the management of water now that the furrow has been piped.

The piping of the furrow was supposed to have been completed before the end of October 2009 but due to unforeseen circumstances (that were not the fault of either the Municipality or the KWUA), there was an overrun which has meant that the process has only recently been completed.
It is expected, however, that many of the frustrations that have been experienced over the past year can now be addressed.

Even though it has been rather dry on the plains recently, regular rainfall in the Swartberg Mountains has meant that the groundwater that feeds into the irrigation area has remained strong.

At its meeting held on 26 January this year the KWUA resolved to put forward a short monthly report for publication in the Prince Albert Friend. It is hoped that this will lead to greater transparency and more effective communication.

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