FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
ADM EMERGENCY DETAILS AS COUNCIL GOES TO RECESS
Amathole District Municipality Council will be on official recess from 17 December 2018 - 08 January 2019.
Before the official adjournment today, Council Speaker held a closing ceremony yesterday, 13 December 2018, in an enclosed venue, to pay tribute to the efforts and work done by the 60 council members during the year 2018. The Speaker, Cllr Nceba Ndikinda handed over certificates under three categories for BEST PERFORMING COUNCILLORS WITH 100% ATTENDANCE, BEST PERFORMING COUNCILLORS WITH 100% ATTENDANCE TO COMMITTEES, as well as BEST PERFORMING STANDING COMMITTEES. An event that was first of its kind for the council.
Whilst they’ll be taking a deserved break today, ADM staff will also be embarking on the “shutdown” of offices from 21 December 2018 to 07 January 2019. During this time, however, the ADM will be expected to continue providing water and sanitation services to its communities. With the influx of holiday makers and people returning home for the holidays, water and sanitation systems, many of which are already running at capacity, will be put under severe strain.
This unfortunately may results in more breakdowns than usual. In addition to the extra demand placed on our systems, it is also the “rainy” season, where the probability of electric storms and tornadoes can be on the increase. These events often lead to damaged electrical equipment and power outages, which also contribute to system failures during this period. In order to ensure that operations continue during this period and that service disruptions are kept to minimum the ADM has put the following plan in place:
Operations Managers will be on duty/standby during this period to oversee operations and deal with any emergencies; Operational staff will be on duty and standby during the shutdown period and public holidays to ensure that services are rendered. Operational staff include the process controllers at treatments facilities, artisan plumbers to address pipe leaks, bursts and sewage spillages and mechanical and electrical artisans to attend to pumps etc.
The superintendents who manage the day to day operational activities will also be on duty during this period; Chemicals have been pre-ordered to ensure no chemical shortages occur during the shutdown period; Extra pipe fittings have been procured for the Satellite office stores to ensure that pipe bursts and leaks can be attended to during the shutdown period; Arrangements have been made with key service providers to assist with any major breakdowns;
ADM water tankers will be operational for the full duration of the shutdown period; Additional sewer tankers have been hired for the coastal resort towns where demand for conservancy tank clearance increase; The public is also encouraged to call the number 043 831 1084 to report any water related and all emergencies, otherwise a list of numbers in case of emergencies for various officials in all the satellite offices within the local municipalities has been attached for your convenience
Customers are also encouraged and requested to use the following retail stores to pay their accounts:
Standard Bank, Pep, Pick n Pay, Usave, Shoprite & Checkers, Spar, Boxer and Ackermans or the nearest Post Office with ADM Prefix number: 11518 for payments during the shutdown period.
OR make a deposit directly to:
Banking details are as follows:
Account Name: Amathole District Municipality
Account Number: 081093454
Branch Code: 050021
Your account number should be quoted as your reference number so payment can be allocated timeously.
ATTACHED ARE THE ADM SHUTDOWN EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS
Issued by ADM Communications