Dam levels improve in EC, water users are urged to use water wisely

The Eastern Cape average water storage has marginally improved by 1% this week, however water users are encouraged to use water wisely as the province is still faced with drought.

According to dam levels report issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), the dam levels across the province improved from last week’s 67.1% to 68.1% this week.

WATER WISE: The Eastern Cape average water storage has marginally improved by 1% this week but water users are urged to use water wisely Picture: SUPPLIED

Buffalo City Metro with dams like Laing Dam standing at 101%, Nahoon Dam sitting at 96.3%, Xilinxa Dam is sitting at 52.9% and Rooikrantz Dam is sitting at 100.5% this week. Amathole Water Supply System is moderate with recent rainfalls and sitting at 91.7% and the status of Mzimvubu- Tsitsikamma reservoir has improved to 68.0% this week.

“However, there is a concern that these levels will drop drastically as the winter season is fast approaching,”.

DWS urged water users in the Eastern Cape to continuously save water at all times because the province remains a disaster as declared so by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs early this year.

The areas of Nelson Mandela Bay are still struggling, with dams there below the 50% average.

  •         Kouga is battling at 10.2%
  •         Impofu is sitting at 37.5%
  •         Groendal is standing at 49.7%

 

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