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Important numbers

Traffic Department083 272 4125
Ambulance services10177 / 022 433 8700
Fire Department & Disaster Management;Piketberg;Wittewater;Goedverwacht;Aurora;Eendekuil079 349 8619
Fire Department & Disaster Management: Velddrif;Dwarskersbos;Redelinghuys076 694 8683
Fire Department & Disaster Management: Porterville076 695 7454
Electric services083 655 4846
Water and Sewerage083 272 4108
Roads and Storm Water083 272 3850
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Published: 24 Oct 2017Title: WATER RECTRICTIONS LEVEL 5 OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2017Status: Level 5 Water Restrictions implemented from 1 October 2017. Higher rates from 7000 litre usage implemented from 1 November 2017. Fines for all households using more than 13 000 litres of water per household per month. See detail notice under news on this website. Report illegal use immediately to numbers indicated in notice.
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Traffic Department 083 272 4125
Ambulance services 10177 / 022 433 8700
Fire Department & Disaster Management;Piketberg;Wittewater;Goedverwacht;Aurora;Eendekuil 079 349 8619
Fire Department & Disaster Management: Velddrif;Dwarskersbos;Redelinghuys 076 694 8683
Fire Department & Disaster Management: Porterville 076 695 7454
Electric services 083 655 4846
Water and Sewerage 083 272 4108
Roads and Storm Water 083 272 3850

Electricity

Overview

Bergrivier Municipality ensures a safe, effective, economical and continued supply of electricity within the Bergrivier area. We manage and maintain electrical infrastructure to ensure that there is minimum interruptions in electricity supply.

Ongoing activities include:

  • repairs to street lighting,
  • New household and Business cable connections,
  • repairs to existing distribution cables on low voltage networks and medium voltage networks,
  • repairs and maintenance of medium voltage switches, transformers and substations,
  • repairs and maintenance of low voltage and medium voltage overhead lines,
  • attending to service and new building applications
  • attending to customer complaints and queries,
  • engaging with contractors delivering services to the Municipality
  • engaging with internal departments to reach municipal goals
  • engaging with National and Provincial Departments and stakeholders
  • administering daily departmental activities e.g. personnel, vehicles, reports and meetings
  • delivering after-hours electrical standby services

 

Service mandate

Bergrivier Municipality is responsible for the distribution and reticulation of electrical energy purchased from Eskom, to all its consumers in Piketberg, Redelinghuys, Porterville, Eendekuil, Velddrif and Aurora.

 

Function

  • Maintenance of electrical assets, infrastructure and equipment
  • Management of service interruptions and quality of electrical supply
  • Delivering support to other Municipal Departments internally
  • Interacting with various role-players and customers on electrical issues within the municipal area
  • Management and implementation of new electrical infrastructure and installations
  • Monitoring and management of subsidised housing connected to the public distribution network
  • Management and recording of electrical losses and enforcement of remedial losses

     

    Energy Saving Tips

 

Low-Cost Tips: Investments of less than R1 000 that can save up to 30%

  • Install an efficient showerhead
  • Insulate your geyser and the hot water pipes
  • Change to energy-efficient lighting

Invest-To-Save Tips: Investments that create greater long-term savings of up to 50%

  • Install a solar water heater
  • Insulate your home and ceiling
  • Reduce the temperature of your geyser to around 55 degrees Celsius so that you don't need to add too much cold water when you shower or do the dishes
  • Remember to keep the lid on the pot when you cook to conserve heat and energy
  • The size of the pot should match the size of the stove plate; this can save you up to 25% on the electricity you use while cooking.
  • Close the windows and doors when the heater is on and save money!
  • Close the door every time you take things out of the fridge and also check that it seals properly.
  • Try to boil only the water you need instead of boiling a full pot or kettle every time
  • Insulate your geyser by wrapping newspapers, old blankets or other insulating materials around it and the hot water pipes
  • Switch off lights, fans, computers and other energy-consuming appliances when you leave the room.  It will save you money
  • Use the right energy for the right purposes; for example, use heaters for space heating rather than hotplates, and use an electrical kettle for water heating rather than an ordinary pot on the stove.  You will use about 50% less electricity
  • Electricity is good for electronic devices but gas is more efficient for heating and cooking
  • Enjoy a comfortable indoor climate both summer and winter by ventilating your room properly on a daily basis.  Remember to switch off your heater, fan or air conditioner while ventilating the room
  • Reduce your electricity account by skipping the washing machine’s pre-wash cycle if your clothes are not particularly dirty.  This will use up to 20% less electricity
  • Reduce the temperature on the heater from full heat to a comfortable level
  • Turn off all stand-by modes every time you leave the house and before going to bed
  • Use energy saving light bulbs.  They last much longer and use less electricity, saving you money in the long run

Check your electricity meter at regular intervals and take a keen interest in your energy consumption level

 

 
   
Enquiries

 

During office hours

Porterville Piketberg Velddrif Eendekuil Redelinghuys Aurora
022 931 2100 022 913 6000 022 783 1112 022 931 2100 022 913 6000 022 783 1112

 

Fault reporting

After hours

Porterville Piketberg Velddrif Eendekuil Redelinghuys Aurora
083 272 3294 083 655 4846 083 272 4117 083 272 3294 083 655 4846 083 272 4117

 

 

Contact us should u want to report a fault, have queries, compliments, complaints or suggestions.

rossouwn@bergmun.org.za /

vraagomm@bergmun.org.za

Piketberg / Redelinghuys
ErasmusJ@Bergmun.org.za Porterville / Eendekuil
vanZylJ@Bergmun.org.za Velddrif / Aurora

 

‘’We at Bergrivier Municipality do not shy away from change.  We are prepared to adapt continuously in order to satisfy the needs of our community.’’

 

 

Contact us should u want to report a fault, have queries, compliments, complaints or suggestions.

rossouwn@bergmun.org.za /

vraagomm@bergmun.org.za

Piketberg / Redelinghuys
ErasmusJ@Bergmun.org.za         Porterville / Eendekuil
vanZylJ@Bergmun.org.za Velddrif / Aurora

 

‘’We at Bergrivier Municipality do not shy away from change.  We are prepared to adapt continuously in order to satisfy the needs of our community.’’

Last published 27 March 2017