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Leiwater application for Heritage Status

The irrigation water furrow (leiwater) is identified in the Overstrand Heritage Inventory as having integral significance to the aesthetic qualities of the town, as well as holding intrinsic social and technological significance. Much of the alignment falls within the demarcated heritage area. The furrow is is a rare example of ‘functioning heritage’.

Heritage Western Cape is urged to support the proposed grading of the leiwater as a Grade IIIa Heritage Resource, and include it in the Heritage Register. See document below for specifics.

Leiwater document