Eastern Cape dam levels remain stable but dam levels in Nelson Mandela Bay are becoming a concern, the Department of Water and Sanitation has said

Department spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said the Algoa Water Supply System, supplying water to Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and surrounding areas is on a consistent decline and at the beginning of this week sat at a low 18,1 %.

Ratau said that this was a massive decline as compared to 32% last year during the same period.

Meanwhile, provincial water storage in the Eastern Cape was stable, with the average at 62,2%.

The Amathole Water Supply System, supplying water to the Buffalo City area has shown a consistent improvement in recent months and is sitting at 89,5%, while the Gcuwa Dam at Butterworth was at 100% of capacity.

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Nelson Mandela Bay enjoyed good recent rainfall, with the South African Weather Service on Wednesday measuring 16,4 millimetres at the Port Elizabeth International Airport.

However, not a drop was measured at Patensie and the Kouga Dam which is now critical at less than 7% of capacity.

Author: ANA Newswire