Lack of rainfall impacts dam levels

2017-05-10 06:00

THE average levels of Eastern Cape dams are just over 10% lower than it was this time last year.

The Department of Water and Sanitation said in a media statement that at this time a year ago the average Eastern Cape dam levels were 72.3% compared to 61.9% this year.

The Algoa Water Supply System, which includes the Churchill, Impofu, Kouga, Loerie and Groendal dams, are at 40.6% compared to 79.6% at the same time last year.

The Amathole Water Supply System, which includes the Laing, Rooikrantz, Gubu, Bridle drift, Nahoon and Wriggleswade dams are at 70.9% compared to 88.5% at the same time last year.

The Department of Water and Sanitation is appealing to everybody in the province to use water sparingly to meet the demands of the future generation. – REPORTER

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