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VOLUNTEER TO JOIN OUR COMMITTEE!!

The TRA is looking for volunteers to assist in the portfolios of Secretary and Planning.  If any Tokai resident is willing to volunteer a couple of hours per week to help in these capacities, please send an e-mail to tra.tokai@gmail.com 


DAY ZERO

You will be aware that Day Zero is fast approaching.  However, the City of Cape Town (CoCT) advises that this day can be avoided if all Cape Town residents reduce their consumption to below 50 litres per person per day.  Click on the following links with advice on how this can be achieved:
City of Cape Town Media Release (10 February 2018):
Community Organisations are being asked to:
  • Assist with education and awareness (driving saving messaging)
  • Day Zero preparations by identifying the most vulnerable in communities and providing assistance
  • Sharing useful information and links, eg websites and social networks
  • Identify and liaise with other organisations at a neighbourhood level (religious bodies, schools, old age homes, shelters, creches) around water saving information and contingency plans
The Disaster Risk Management Centre is also recruiting volunteers who can assist at water collection points and caring for the most vulnerable. Duties at collection points would include:
  • Helping to set up water collection points and dispensing water
  • Cleaning/disinfecting water dispenser pipes
  • Marshalling queues and assisting vulnerable individuals and groups
  • Assist City officials with logistic arrangements on site
Organisations who want to volunteer their services will be required to complete a simple registration process. The forms can be obtained by emailing:

LEVEL 6B WATER RESTRICTIONS were introduced on 1 February and include:
  • A daily limit of 50 litres or less per person whether at home, work, school or elsewhere
  • Outdoor usage of boreholes is strongly discouraged.
  • Useage for irrigation purposes will be limited to a maximum of one hour only on Tuesdays and Saturdays before 09.00 and after 18.00 hrs.
  • Borehole/wellpoint water use must be metered and all users are required to keep records and have these available for inspection.
  • Residential units using excessive amounts of water will be fined or have water management devices installed on their properties.  (These cost approx R5000!)
  • Flushing toilets (e.g. manually using a bucket) with greywater, rainwater or other non-drinking water encouraged.
  • Hosing down of paved surfaces with municipal drinking water is illegal.
  • Irrigation of watering with municipal drinking water is illegal.
  • No use of portable play pools.
  • Washing of vehicles, trailers, caravans or boats with municipal drinking water is illegal.
  • Filling/topping up of private swimming pools with municipal drinking water is illegal.
  • Water features may not use municipal drinking water.
  • All residents are strongly encouraged to install water efficient parts, fittings and technologies to minimise water water use at all taps, showerheads and other plumbing mechanisms.
For further information on the water crisis, we strongly recommend the following links from the CoCT website.  Please click on:
Customers should note that water pressure may be reduced to limit water leaks and that slight changes in water taste and clarity may occur due to low dam levels. 

RECYCLING Plastic Water Bottles:

All sizes of water bottles bought from supermarkets are recyclable.  Please do not include them in your general refuse collection on Wednesdays from where they will go to the landfill and create an environmental problem.

For local recycling facilities and CoCT depots close to Tokai, click here: Waste and Recycling.

NEWSFLASH (23 Oct 2017) : Phase 1 of the City’s Critical Water Shortages Disaster Plan started in October 2017 with Water Rationing.   Click here for Media Release.


All residents are reminded to:

  • Keep 5-10 litres of drinking water for the household during rationing.  Store in a cool, dark place away from light and dust.
  • Keep additional water for pets
  • Re-consider water usage during peak water usage times, eg shorter showers during off-peak times.
  • Ensure that all taps are closed when not in use to prevent flooding/damage when supply is restored.
  • When supply is restored, the water may appear to be cloudy from the pressure reduction exercise.  DO NOT WASTE THE INITIAL WATER - store it and use it for flushing.
  • NOTE: There may be a build up of air within the water system when supply is restored.
  • Use less toilet paper as this requires less water for flushing and prevent blockages.  (Consider changing to one-ply.)
  • Use Waterless Hand Sanitisers where possible.
DON'T:
  • Store excessive municipal water
  • WASTE A DROP!
  • Shower for more than a minute
  • Fall for 'chancers' and thieves who purport to be from the CoCT to install water efficient gadgets in private homes in order to gain access.
  • Do Not Drink: Borehole water, Spring water, River/Wetlands water, Greywater.
  • Do Not Flush: Sea water

Report water issues and offences:

Help save water by reporting water issues (e.g. burst pipes or faulty meters) and Water Restriction offences:

Call:         0860 103 089 (choose option 2: water related faults)

SMS:       31373 (max of 160 characters)

WhatsApp:  063 407 3699 

Email:       water@capetown.gov.za

Online through the CoCT Service Requests tool.

In terms of the CoCT Water By-Law, people who contravene water restrictions could be issued with a fine.  Repeat offenders may be summonsed and prosecuted.

Borehole and Well-point Users:

·         All boreholes and well-points must be registered with the CoCT and the official CoCT signage must be displayed and clearly visible.  Self-designed signs are not acceptable.  The official CoCT sign is white, has red writing on it and the registration number is black.    

·         If sinking a new borehole or well-point, an application must be applied for 14 days before installation and then registered with the CoCT (as above) after installation.

Borehole/well-point water must be used efficiently to avoid wastage and evaporation.  Borehole/well-point users are strongly encouraged to follow the same watering times as applicable to drinking water use above.

Grey Water, Spring Water or Rain Water harvesting:

Appropriate signage is required for irrigation using grey water re-use, spring water or rain water harvesting.  You are encouraged to download, print and laminate the City of Cape Town non-potable water sign.  This should be printed A4 landscape.  Please note this sign should not be used for borehole and well-point water use.  Boreholes and well-points must be registered as detailed above.

"Let's save water - while there's still water to save".

TOKAI FIBRE


Regular updates will posted on the Tokai Fibre Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TokaiFibre/

Link Africa and Frogfoot presentations are now included in the 'Information Guide'.  To register interest or queries: tokaifibre@gmail.com 


CONSTRUCTION OF NON-MOTORISED TRANSPORT FACILITIES, TOKAI

Raubex Construction (Pty) Ltd has been appointed by the City of Cape Town (who has further appointed a member of their group, Strata Civils) to carry out the construction of 1.5m wide Sidewalks and 1.5m Cycle Lanes (where required) in the Tokai area.  This work will include the widening of roads, appropriate kerbing, and the installation of storm-water infrastructure.  Specifically:

Upper Tokai Road: This construction is limited to the Zwaanswyk intersection (completed).

Tokai Road: Both the northern and southern sides of the road will be upgraded from the traffic circle up to the M3 bridge (completed). 

Steenberg Road: Both the eastern and western sides of the road will be upgraded from the Tokai traffic circle to Main Road (currently under construction - Nov 2017)

Construction work will take place on a daily basis (Mon-Sat) 08h00 to 17h00.  Non-working days are Sundays and Public Holidays.  During the working period a Stop-Go system will be in place to assist with traffic flow so please allow extra time to travel to your destination.  Residents are also asked to practice patience and abide by the speed restrictions that will be put in place.  This is not only to ensure road users' safety but also for the safety of construction staff.

If you have any queries in this regard, please contact the Site Manager, Rashied Roos, on 084 407 6028.

Strata Civils also endeavours to limit the noise pollution (created by machinery or equipment on site) which may be cause for a certain level of discomfort within our normally quiet residential area.  

We really hope that residents will co-operate with this project in what will undoubtedly be a huge improvement to Tokai and the surrounding area!

CITY OF CAPE TOWN SERVICE REQUESTS (eg potholes, dumping, burst pipes, street lighting, etc)

Customer Call Centre contact details:
Telephone:  0860 103 089

RECYCLING
Bergvliet Primary School has now opened recycling facilities behind the school in Alphen Way.  All CLEAN recyclable materials taken.  Mon,Tue,Thu, Fri: 7am-2.30pm, Sat: 7am-1.30pm, CLOSED WEDNESDAYS!

For other local recycling facilities: Click here

 February 2017 Newsletter now available -  Click here to read  
August 2017 Newsletter now available - Click here to read