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