Department Of Water And Sanitation Eastern Cape

By | December 11, 2021

Department Of Water And Sanitation Eastern Cape, High temperatures and exceedingly hot days have resulted in the dam levels in the Eastern Cape Province dropping drastically due to evaporation.

A water weekly report by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) indicates that the provincial levels have dropped from 57,4% to 56.0%, a decrease of 1.4%.

Algoa Water Supply System with major dams covering Nelson Mandela Bay, including Sarah Baartman District, has dropped by 1,1% and is sitting at 48.9% this week. Kouga Dam was recorded at 48.6% this week, a drop of 1.1% this week. Impofu Dam has declined from 33.7 to 32.2% this week.

Klipplaat Water Supply System, with dams serving Indwe Dam in the Chris Hani District, has drop to 43.6%, compared to 44.4% last week, Boesmanskrantz Dam increased 23.8% to 25.0% this week. Lubisi Dam is sitting at 43.6%  compared to 44.4% last week.

Major dams supplying Buffalo City Metro under Amathole Water Supply System have improved from 66.6% last week to 67.9% this week, an increase of 1.3%. Bridle Drift also gained in the recent rains from 44.3% last week to 48.9% this week, a gain of 4.6%, Nahoon Dam rose from 67.6% to 68.1 this weekand Xilinxa dam declined rapidly and is sitting at 25.5% this week.

The department is appealing to water consumers in the province to use water wisely during this time of drought and report leakages in their areas.

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