Water crisis remains critical

2018-06-06 06:00

THE average water levels for dams across the Eastern Cape province have decreased slightly during the past week and are currently sitting at 67.9%.

According to the Department of Water and Sanitation, the water crisis remains critical in Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB).

The water storage levels in dams across the NMB was below 35% last week. At this time last year it was 38.2%.

The Algoa Water Supply System, with five major dams serving the area of NMB, is struggling, with the exception of Loerie Dam sitting at 93.5%.

The Department of Water and Sanitation is urging residents in the province to use water sparingly and for all sectors to adhere to water restrictions that are in place.

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