Various municipalities in the Southern Cape have urged residents to not take heed of hoax messages doing the rounds on social media that their drinking water is contaminated. Official responses from the Hessequa, Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay and George Municipalities state that their water is still safe to drink.
Hessequa Municiplity confirms that this message is fake news and not applicable to any of the towns within the Hessequa region, where all drinking water is monitored on a daily basis.
Our drinking a water is safe to use for human consumption.
In an event that the Hessequa Municipality issued any message, we would have used our communication platforms and identified ourselves in the message/notice as the creator of the message.
We urge the Hessequa community not to further spread this false message.