Shortage of water in Nelson Mandela Bay still critical

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 28 December 2010

The five dams supplying water to the Nelson Mandela Bay are still at critical capacity levels despite the area having experienced recent rainfall, the municipality said on Tuesday.

Churchill Dam

The Kouga, Churchill, Impofu, Lourie and Groendal dams had on average experienced a total combined capacity of 32.7% following the rainfall between 13 and 19 December, spokesman Ongama Mtimka said.

Mtimka said although there was some inflow into the storage dams that raised their capacity levels from the 31% recorded over the past few months, the shortage of water in the Nelson Mandela Bay was still critical.

– Sapa

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