Despite our recent rains the average level of Nelson Mandela Bay’s main water supply dams is becoming a cause for concern, having dropped 1,4% to 45,5% in the first 12 days of December 2005.
On December 1, 2005 the average level of the dams stood at 46,9%, but despite the fact that almost 30mm of rain was recorded in the catchment areas during this time, the average level showed a daily decline.
The average level is now getting ominously closer to the level of 40% when water restrictions will have to be imposed, something we would like avoid if at all possible.
The Municipality therefore wants to appeal to its residents – and holiday visitors – to use water sparingly at all times.
Should the average level of the dams continue to drop at the current rate it may become necessary to introduce water restrictions early in the new year.