Eastern Cape Faces Water Restrictions As “Day Zero” Draws Near. 80% Water Restrictions…

While water levels in dams in the Western Cape are rising, the Eastern Cape is facing serious water restrictions. Dam levels in Cape Town have now surpassed the 65% mark, while several towns in the Eastern Cape province could be hit with 80% water restrictions.

Some towns are implementing water shedding schedules that reduce running water hours to only 8 hours per day. Dam levels in several towns, such as Nelson Mandela Bay, have dropped to 18%. However, there is hope as  two 18 000-litre water tankers have been delivered to the local Kouga dam.


By: Mikayla Tetreault