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Major Nelson Mandela Bay Storage Dams Marginally Up

OCTOBER 1, 2014
Major Nelson Mandela Bay Storage Dams Marginally Up

The major storage dams supplying Nelson Mandela Bay were at a combined 76.67% of capacity when the latest reading was taken on Monday, marginally up from 76.60% a week earlier.

The largest storage dam, the Kouga was at 83.12% of capacity, up from 83.01% on September 15, while the second largest, the Impofu was at 73.45% having dropped from 73.55% a week earlier.

The Churchill Dam was at 58.24% on Monday, down from 58.50% a week ago, while the Groendal had increased to 99.59% from 98.40%and the level of the Loerie had risen from 43.95% to 47.49%.

The Department of Water and Sanitation has issued a warning that the metro faces another drought in 2015.

With that in mind the municipality has indicated that it intends to impose water restrictions from today but without the normally accompanying punitive tariff increases. - MetroMinutes