Heavy rain brings relief

2018-09-05 06:03
Ironman World Championship athletes on the bicycle route in Walmer.                          photo: kailin daniels

Ironman World Championship athletes on the bicycle route in Walmer. photo: kailin daniels

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“The municipality continues to worry about the water levels.

“Efforts were made through the hospitality industry to make sure that water was saved.

“Three water tanks with recycled water were placed along the beachfront to supplement the shower systems for the athletes and the spectators.

“Also, messages about ways and means on how to save water were put in all hospitality establishments,” Mniki said.

On Friday, the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality also sent out a warning to all water consumers that those who have consistently been using more than 15kl per month will be restricted or limited to a maximum of 500 litres per day as from Monday.

Mniki said the municipality will install water restrictors to heavy water users that have already been warned more than once.

On Monday morning the Kouga dam was at 6.76%, Churchill dam at 16.27%, Impofu dam at 27.55%, Loerie dam at 85.55% and Groendal dam at 39.18%.

According to Garth Sampson, client liaison officer for the South African Weather Service in the Eastern Cape, some good rains were recorded in the Bay’s catchment areas on Sunday and Monday.

At 08:00 on Monday, September 3 a total of 42.2mm was measured in Patensie while Kareedouw received 40mm of rain, Joubertina 32.2mm and Kouga dam 30mm. There were 49.6mm of rain recorded in Swartkops, PE, while 44.4mm were recorded at Riverstone Bridge, 40.8mm at the PE Airport station and 32.2mm at the 3rd Avenue Dip.

The SA Weather Service is also forecasting an 80% chance of rain for tomorrow and Friday.

Rain is forecast from this afternoon (Wednesday).

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