Eastern Cape Dam Levels

Average level of major supply dams for Nelson Mandela Bay increased slightly

The average level of major storage dams supplying the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality increased by 3% after good rain fell in the city’s catchment areas. On Friday the average dam level was 31,1%.

The dam levels have shown an encouraging move upwards by 3% with a possibility of more from runoff after the good rainfalls over the last few days . Remember though we have not made it through the woods yet….instead of being       2 weeks away from the next phase of restrictions (before the rain) , we are about 8 weeks .

However , the water situation is a long term project and the history of this area`s water supply makes it clear that we need to be vigilant at all times…..the effective use of water must always be applied , even if the dams are full !The inflow into our dams may result in a further increase of dam levels later this week.

It is important to note that the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is currently busy with the implementation of the R450 million upgrade of the Nooitgedacht Low level scheme to allow for an additional 70 Ml water to be pump into the distribution network every day.

Residents are reminded that strict water restrictions are still in place and a fine of R750 per transgression of the water restriction notices can be issued.

For any Water and Sanitation related problems contacted the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s 24 hour call centre at 0800 20 50 50.

Issued on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by Media Management Officer                                       Kupido Baron (082 780 2726/041 502 0000).

Dam Capacity on 03/05/2011 Capacity on 11/05/2011
Kouga 37.5 44.09
Churchill 30.9 32.89
Impofu 19 27.53
Loerie 37.8 62.46
Groendal 67.2 101.73
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