Mossel Bay was officially proclaimed a town in 1848 and in 1852 it became a Municipality
The water services infrastructure consists of various raw water sources including the Wolwedans Dam,
Klipheuwel Dam, Hartebees Kuil Dam and Ernst Robertson Dam as well as boreholes. Raw water pipelines
convey the untreated water to a total of seven water purification plants situated throughout the
municipal area. From the various water purification plants, as well as a desalination plant,
the treated water is pumped via 30 pump stations into 55 reservoirs.