RESIDENTS in KwaZulu-Natal are urged to use water sparingly as temperatures continue to rise and negatively impacting on the province’s dam levels. The Department of Water and Sanitation said dam levels have dropped from last week’s 52.1% to 51.7% this week.
Although a minor decline, the department’s spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said the weekly drop remained a grave concern.
“High temperatures cause water to evaporate and this obviously impacts on water levels. We are hoping that the summer rains expected towards the end of November and early December will rescue the situation,” Ratau said.