GIB understands that water brings life
 to your land and your business.

About us

Gamtoos Irrigation Board (GIB) is a Licensed Irrigation Board based in the town of Patensie on the fringe of the Baviaanskloof in the Eastern Cape...
 

Water levels

The Gamtoos Irrigation Board (GIB) was instituted in accordance with the National Water Act. The Board has a contract with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) to... 
 

Services

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Water Analysis

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About Us

The Gamtoos Irrigation Board (GIB) was instituted in accordance with the National Water Act. The Board has a contract with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) to operate the Gamtoos water scheme on its behalf and for the account of GIB.

History

Prior to the establishment of the GIB in 1992, the then “Advisory Board” was approached by the Department with the following proposal: That the farmers establish an IB to take over the operation and maintenance ...
 

Staff

GIB is managed by a board of Directors, headed by its CEO, Mr. Pierre Joubert. Pierre is backed up by an extremely capable team of committed and diligent staff members with a history of work excellence.
The Gamtoos Irrigation
Water provision & management
Management of irrigation quotas
Water conservation & demand management
Infrastructure management & monotoring
Construction & civil engineering capacity
Eco-system services management

Interesting stats

 
Kouga Dam
wall height above
the foundation.

82m

Kouga Dam
spillway height above
the foundation.

61m

Kouga Dam
crest length

317m

Kouga Dam
spillway capacity

4250

cub m per sec
Kouga Dam
dam capacity when full

125.5

million cubic m.
Kouga Dam
surface area of dam at
full supply level.

555ha

Kouga Dam
length of basin at full
supply capacity.

34km

Kouga Dam
water supply to
farmers

59.9

million cub
m/annum
The GIB manages projects on behalf of the Department of Water Affairs (Working for Water), the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Working for Wetlands), the World Wildlife Foundation and the Eastern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works.

Working for Water

Working for Water deals with the clearing of alien invasive plant species

Working for eco-systems

Working for Eco-systems deals with the revegetation of land as well as dry land restoration.

Working for forestry

Working for Forestry works in partnership with the Department of Forestry in clearing forest areas to enable forestry to plant.

Working for wetlands

Wetlands projects aims to rehabilitate wetland areas, prevent further degradation and raise the water table to sustain wetlands in river systems.

Waterweeds

The Water Weeds project is an invasive alien plant treatment project that focuses specifically on water weeds.

Stakeholders

 
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