Umgeni Water Supply System dam levels takes marginal dip

Umgeni Water Supply System dam levels takes marginal dip

The Department of Water and Sanitation says KwaZulu-Natal's water supplies have not been affected by the marginal decline of dam levels within the Umgeni Water Supply System.

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Albert Falls Dam, which supplies parts of the eThekwini Metro, has taken a dip from 48.9% to 48.5%.

The department's reported a slight decline of the Umgeni Water Supply System to 74.8%. Compared to the same period last year, the system was slightly lower at 63.5%.

The department's Sputnik Ratau says these changes are normal.

"The decline is expected because we have just moved out of the Winter, which is a dry season and obviously water use continuously even in Winter you would expect there to be a decline.

"But what we are looking forward to is that we should not a very hot summer and rather have more rain so that we can have a recharge of the systems much quicker and in a bigger way than what we are seeing at the moment."


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