Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Storage Dams Continue To Drop

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

The five major storage dams supplying Nelson Mandela Bay were at a combined 77.94% of capacity when the latest reading was taken on Monday.

This is marginally down on the 78.17% recorded on September 1.

In releasing the figures, the municipality said that the largest dam, the Kouga, was currently at 84.30% of capacity, which is slightly higher than the 84.26% recorded a week ago.

The second largest dam, the Impofu, was at 74.79% on Monday, down from 75.18% a week ago.

The Churchill had dropped from 60.50% to 60.04%, with the Groendal remaining at 98.40% of capacity and the smallest, the Loerie, dropping from 56.64% to 53.21%.

The municipality has announced that water restrictions will be introduced from October 1.

This follows a prediction that the metro will experience a drought in 2015.